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Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service
Thursday May 19th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Robert Lewis Rice, Sr.

Mr. Robert Lewis Rice, Sr., 55, of Parkton, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022, peacefully at his residence.

Robert was born in Cumberland County on June 6, 1966, to the late Franklin and Shige Rice.  He worked primarily as a truck driver for several different area trucking companies.

Robert Rice Sr. was a devoted father who enjoyed collecting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends. Robert was the type of person who never met a stranger. He loved starting conversations with anyone who crossed his path, he could talk for hours. He would do anything to make you laugh and his laugh was often contagious. Robert was always willing to help, he would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it. He had a big heart and his love for people extended past blood relation. 

Robert had many people throughout the community who he considered family, he looked after everyone as if they were his own children and was often referred to as pops. His love for his family, friends, and community will forever be missed, but never forgotten. 

Robert is survived by his five children, Jordan Michael Rice, Robert Lewis Rice, Jr., Christian George Villalba-Rice, Araceli Leiana Villalba-Rice, and Josiah Maxwell Villalba-Rice; three grandchildren; and his brothers and sisters, Arthur Jay Rice, Dorothy Myers Rice/Hinkamp, Barbara Ann Rice, Brenda Ann Rice/Conway, David Charles Rice, and Vivien Ester Rice/Jackson.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kristen Rice, and two brothers, Franklin Rice and George Rice.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm at Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service.


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Gilbert Logan May 21 2022 8:56 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Rice, Sr.

Sonia Jardine-Luckey May 21 2022 2:29 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Rice, Sr.

India Rives May 20 2022 2:39 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Rice, Sr.

Nicole Broaddus May 19 2022 5:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Rice, Sr.

John Peachey May 19 2022 1:47 PM

Praying for the Rice Family during this time of sadness. Robert your may be gone but never forgotten . A man of his word and jack of all trades will always feed his family. One day I pray we meet at the crossroad .

Beverly & Odie May 19 2022 10:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Rice, Sr.

Beverly Moore May 19 2022 10:36 AM

Prayers going up to the family. May god wrap his loving arms around the family and comfort you at this difficult time. Robert will truly be missed by many .

Tonya Logan May 19 2022 8:17 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Rice, Sr.

Kacy and Adrian May 18 2022 1:41 AM

My condolences to your family. Rest In Peace

Wrenn Crowe May 17 2022 10:29 PM

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