Lee W. Rice, Sr., 83, of East Ridge, died on Monday, May 14, 2012 at his home.
He was a career U. S. Army veteran of 22 years, a member of the East Ridge American Legion Willian E. Blair Post 95. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather and he enjoyed fishing.
He was preceded in death by one son, Lee. W. Rice, Jr. and one daughter, Lanna Rice.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jane Rice, son, Michael (Betsy) G. Rice, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 16, at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with the Reverend Jim Spearman officiating. Entombment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 15, from 4-8 p.m.
Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.