Thomas William Rice, 87, passed away March 2, 2018 in Cottonwood, AZ. Tom was born January 5, 1931 in Alton, Ill. to Doran & Dorothy Rice. Tom retired in 1983 from Mountain Bell with 30 years of service. He was a proud Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War as a Gunners Mate aboard the USS Hansen and the USS Lloyd Thomas. His ship participated in the Battle of Inchon. He married Margaret “Ann” on December 16, 1976. They enjoyed 41 years of marriage & have resided in Camp Verde for 27 years. He was also a member of Calvary Chapel. Tom was predeceased by his parents, his brother Doran “Jr”, sisters Iona Tyree & Georgia Jean. He is survived by his wife Ann, sister Betty Ann Wetzel, daughters Tina (David) Cates, Becky Rice (Robert Romano) and son Thomas G. Rice, grandchildren, Joshua, Emily (Daniel) and Kelly, great grandchildren, Kyleigh, Abigail and Loren. Celebration of Life has been held.
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