Junior R RiceJune 11, 1931 ~ September 3, 2017 (age 86)
Junior R. Rice, 86, of Columbus, died at 10:55 a.m. Sunday, September 3, 2017 at his home.
Born June 11, 1931, in Clayton, Junior was a son of Jacob and Flora Cookson Rice. He married Sylvia Clarice Booker March 10, 1955, in Brewer, ME. She survives.
Junior worked as a dairy farmer in Maine for many years. After returning to the Columbus area, Junior was employed at FS in Paloma. He was a member of the Columbus United Methodist Church. Mr. Rice served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors in addition to his wife are a daughter, Junita Rae Jones (Casey), Redding, CA.; a daughter, Janella Rose Johnson (Robert), Hudson, WI.; a son, John Roland Rice, Mossyrock, WA.; a son, Jay Richard Rice, New Glaster, ME.; and a daughter, JoEll Roxann Rice, Columbus; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Ida Mae Haisting.
Graveside Services with military honors will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 7 at the Quincy Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held Thursday morning from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point.
Following the graveside service at Quincy Memorial Park, the family invites friends to a carry in dinner at the Columbus Park for fellowship.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blessing Foundation for Hospice or the Salvation Army,
Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonfuneralhomes.net.
The Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point is handling the arrangements.