Donald Edward Rice, 71 of Sparta,Tennessee passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Tennessee Veteran's Home in Murfreesboro,Tennessee.
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He was born Tuesday, November 4, 1947 in Hazard, Kentucky. He was the son of the late James Rice and Dorothy Kilburn Rice. Donald served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, and he was a retired Police Chief. He was a member of FOP in Cookeville, TN, Cookeville Corvette Club, Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio, Masonic Lodge F&AM of Ohio, and the International Association Chief of Police ICAP in Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Father-in-Law, Willie Lee Selby.
His Wife of 53 years- Sandra Selby Rice of Sparta, TN
Son- Donald Edward Rice II (Beth) of Columbus, OH
Grandchildren- Donald Edward Rice III, Preston J. Rice, and Hunter Charles Rice of Columbus, OH
Mother-in-Law- Jo Evelyn Maggart (Selby) Watson of Sparta, TN
Funeral Services will be held at 2pm on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Military Honors provided by the Veteran's Honor Guard. Burial will follow in the Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery. The family will welcome friends from 12pm until time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers to serve are Gary Selby, Tommy Simmons, John Gross, Donnie Rice II, Donnie Rice III, and Pretson Rice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at oaklawnmemorial.com