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home : obituaries : obituaries May 25, 2016

1/5/2013 8:00:00 AM
Freddie G. Rice
June 10, 1939 - Jan. 3, 2013

Freddie G. Rice, 73, Fulton, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on June 10, 1939, in Moreland, Ky., the son of Fred and Essie (Thomas) Rice.

Freddie had lived in Gravel Switch, Ky., Logansport, Twelve Mile, and Pendleton, prior to moving to Fulton in 1997.

He served with the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1965.

On Jan. 26, 1979, in Logansport, he married Elizabeth J. "Jan" Pittman, and she survives.

Mr. Rice had been a safety hazard manager for the state of Indiana, having served over forty years in fire service. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, gardening and sitting and visiting on his front porch on Main Street in Fulton.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth J. "Jan" Rice, Fulton; daughters, Brenda Whitaker and husband Steve Whitaker, Wetmore, Kan., and Sue Rice Schmitz and husband Kevin Schmitz, Netawaka, Kan.; stepson, Shawn "Mike" and wife Ute Fuller, Clarksville, Tenn.; stepdaughter, Kimberly and husband Brad Doyle, Monticello; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Curtis Rice, David and wife Bulah Rice and Joe Rice, all of Danville, Ky., sister, Lillian and husband Charlie Allender, Sandknob, Ky.; and special nephew, Tharren Stevens, Parksville, Ky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Bonnie D. Rice; brothers, Michael Rice, Douglas Rice and Ottis Rice; sisters, Norma Rice and Nancy Reynolds; and sister-in-law, Ella Rice.

Graveside services will be conducted at a later date at the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements were made by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton.

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