He was the Winfield Walmart store manager and worked for Walmart for more than 20 years. He was the pastor at Faith Alive Church for seven years.
The family will receive friends today, Jan. 8, 2014, at noon at Abundant Life Fellowship.
Funeral services will be today, Jan. 8, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Abundant Life Fellowship, with burial at New Hope Cemetery. The Rev. James Aaron and the Rev. James Gardner will officiate.
Rice is survived by his wife, Shelia Rice; mother, Melba Rice; father, Carl Rice; daughter, Destiny Nicole Rice; son, Christian-Charles Garrett Rice; sister, Cynthia Denise Rice; and brother, Nicholas Heath Rice.
Pallbearers will be Harold Garrett, Jon Garrett, Noah Garrett, Hunter Bland, Scott Aaron, Tom Lewis and Brandon Aaron.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571