Joseph Robert Rice, age 89 died June 16, 20087 in Apache Junction, Arizona.
Mr. Rice was born and grew up near Plevna, Missouri. He served in the Army during WWII and was stationed in New York, New Jersey and Hawaii. He farmed west of Plevna for a few years, then worked as a carpenter and construction rigger until he retired.
He was preceded in death by his wives, first, Mildred and then Elsie; two half –brothers, James Loraine Rice and Floyd Raleigh Smith; and his parents James Cecil and Virgie Rice.
He is survived by daughter, Patricia (Gary) Forrest of Fort Mill, S.C.; son, James Dale Rice of Indianapolis, IN; tow stepsons; two stepdaughters; brother, Cecil L. (Lois) Rice of Filer, ID; several nieces and nephews; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Graveside services and interment of his cremated remains were held July 16, 2008 at Mountain View Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mesa, Arizona.