Orval W. Rice


Service for Orval W. Rice, 86, of Cleburne will be conducted 2:00 P.M., Friday, February 1, 2019 in the Crosier- Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Pastor Neale Oliver will officiate. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday at 12:30 prior to the service.

Orval W. Rice passed away January 28, 2019 in Cleburne. He was born October 3, 1932 in Bosque County, Texas to William Wesley and Lucy Alberta (Pugh) Rice. He married Billie Marie Pritchard on March 19, 1959 in Cleburne.

He was an electrician for the Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Railroad before retiring. Orval was a U.S, Navy veteran who served on the Battleship USS New Jersey during the Korean War. He was a rancher and an avid hunter..

Orval is survived by his wife, Billie Marie Rice; sons, Barry Rice and wife Jaimee and Gary Rice; grandchildren Ally Rice and Jason Rice; great grandchildren Katina Rice and Haley Rice; brother, Wayne Rice and wife Sara; sisters, Christine Marsh, Shirley Kettler and Doris Morris and several nieces, nephews, cousins, brother in laws and sister in laws.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Crawford Rice, Hubert Rice and Gene Rice; sisters Margarite Dempsey, Ruby Case and Willie Mae Garner
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