William David


PETERSTOWN, WV - William David "Joe" Rice, age 93, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019, at the Springfield Center in Lindside, WV. Born December 24, 1925, in Peterstown, WV, he was the son of the late Pauline Lenier Rice and Luther Clayton Rice and his wife, Frances Marie Rice.
Joe was born and raised in the foothills of Peters Mountain, which he dearly loved. He enjoyed his work as a farmer. Also, he loved to entertain others with his story telling and sharing his life experiences.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Ann Rice; one brother, Darrell Huffman; and one sister, Claris Bradley.
Survivors include two daughters, Vera J. Blankenship and Ron Deitz, and Angela "Angie" Dent and husband Daniel, all of Glen Lyn, VA; two brothers, Eugene Rice and wife Vickie of Peterstown, WV, and Bernard Rice and wife Lurena of Arlington, VA; one sister, Marie "Patsy" Martin of Marie, WV; two grandchildren, Joseph Edward "Todd" Sims and wife Amy of Bland, VA, and Brandale Stewart and wife Ashley of Peterstown, WV; and four great grandchildren, Jason Sims and wife Katelynne of Hillsville, VA, Justin Sims of Bastian, VA, Emily Sims of Rocky Gap, VA, and Teagan Stewart of Peterstown, WV.
In keeping with Joe's wishes, he will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the family at www.broyles-shrewsbury.com.
Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.
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