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”
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