Johnny Ray Rice, Sr., 1934-2021


Services for Johnny Ray Rice, Sr., 86, of Alba were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Amazing Grace Fellowship Church with Bro. Byron George officiating.

Interment will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Alba.

Mr. Rice passed away May 5, 2021 in Mineola. He was born Aug. 25, 1934 in Quinlan to Isaac Jackson and Molly Doris Melton Rice. He married Rose Marie Bullock in Dallas on March 2, 1970. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Johnny had lived 49 years in the Alba area and was a member of Amazing Grace Fellowship Church. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 41 years, Rose Rice; two sons, Johnny Rice, Jr. and Roger Rice; daughter, Connie Mize; brother, Emil Rice; and sister, Christine Milliken.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Reynolds and husband David of Alba and Judy Dryer and husband Wilbert of Centerville; son, Johnny J. Rice and wife Mary of Seligman, Mo.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Memorials can be made to Amazing Grace Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 783, Alba, Texas 75410.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.