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Donald Rice

Donald Edward Rice

Tuesday, November 4th, 1947 - Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Obituary

Donald Edward Rice, 71 of Sparta,Tennessee passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Tennessee Veteran's Home in Murfreesboro,Tennessee.

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.

Survivors include:

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
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Monday, July 15th, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Oak Lawn Funeral Home
    Address
    1786 Smithville Hwy
    Sparta, TN 38583
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  • Service

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Monday, July 15th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Oak Lawn Funeral Home
    Address
    1786 Smithville Hwy
    Sparta, TN 38583
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    Sparta, TN 38583

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Richard Wilson

Posted at 01:21pm

We have been on vacation and recently found out about the sad news about my Chief and friend. He will be missed. We had lots of good memories from serving together on the West Carrollton PD. My thoughts and prayers to Sandy & Donnie JR. & Family. Dick Wilson
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The Meyers Family and Noble & Bertha Selby

Posted at 08:15am
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Posted at 06:29am
Michael Stangle & Lisa Stangle

We Just found out about the tragedy news of the Chief. He will be missed but I will have a lot of good memories. Our thoughts and prayers to Sandy & Donnie JR. & Family.
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Posted at 06:10pm
Sandy & Donnie, We were so saddened to hear about Don. Please let us know if we can do anything. We love and miss you dearly. You are in our prayers.
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The Men and Women of the West Carrollton Police De

Posted at 12:20pm
With gratitude and appreciation. Thank you for your years of dedicated service.
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