Emmett R. Rice, Jr.

September 9, 1939 - February 13, 2018

09/09/1939 - 02/13/2018

Past Services

Friday February 16, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First Baptist Church
1401 Center Street
Wellsville, OH 43968
330-532-2654 | Directions
Saturday February 17, 2018
11:00 am - 11:45 am
First Baptist Church
1401 Center Street
Wellsville, OH 43968
330-532-2654 | Directions
Saturday February 17, 2018
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Holly Memorial Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916
740-546-3351 | Directions

Emmett R. Rice, Jr., 78, of St. Clairsville, OH died Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Wheeling Hospital.

He was born September 9, 1939 in St. Clairsville, a son of Ruth Lyons Rice and the late Emmett Rice.

Emmett was a retired mail carrier for the Columbus Post Office, a member of First Baptist Church and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.

Surviving are his mother, Ruth Lyons Rice of St. Clairsville; sisters and brother, Madelyn Sanders of South Euclid, OH, Teresa Rice of St. Clairsville, John Rice of Fort Walton Beach, FL and Jeannette “GiGi” (John) Allison of Canal Winchester, OH; many nieces, one nephew; many great nieces and nephews and cousins.

Friends will be received on Friday from 3-7 pm at First Baptist Church 112 Newell Avenue St. Clairsville. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 am with Pastor Carl E. Denson officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH. Full military honors will be conducted by the Belmont County Veterans Association.

Arrangements by Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Clairsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church by going to “TMCFunding.com”

Share your thoughts and memories of Emmett with his family at www.beckaltmeyer.com

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Mary & Don Yeager
6 years ago

Teresa & family: I am so sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you in thought & prayer.pp

Scott McNickle
6 years ago

I delivered Buddy’s mail for many years and spent a lot of time, in two or three minute segments, talking to him. He was a kind, generous man who always had a letter carrier story to share. I’m so sorry that he’s passed on.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
6 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Emmett R. Rice, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, Emmett R. Rice, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †