Bill  Rice
CISCO - Bill Rice Sr., 69, passed from this life to the next on Saturday, February 22, 2020. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 2 PM in the Chambers Funeral Home Chapel, 203 W. 7th, Cisco.
William E. Rice was born on February 8, 1951, in Brownwood, Texas to Earl Alexander and Mildred (Earney) Rice. He obtained a master's degree and married Debbie Lynn Moore on May 10, 1974, in Cisco. He had worked as the ad manager and publisher of the Cleburne Times-Review newspaper for 21 years, Hill College- Cleburne campus, where he was a dean, and then up to the time of his retirement at Cleburne Lone Star Autoplex. Mr. Rice was a Baptist and a life member of the Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife Debbie Rice of Cisco; son, Billy Rice and wife Lindsay of Fort Worth; daughter, Misty Scott and husband, Donald of Hico; sisters, Sunshine Willett of Springtown, Anne Wade of Merkel, and Gaytha Faircloth and husband, Bill of Clyde; grandchildren, Dakota and Hunter Mullins, Chloe and Bradley Scott, great-granddaughter, Hadley Grace Mullins; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kyle Eugene Rice; brother, Virgil Rice; and sisters, Estelle Bullard and Earline Dodd.
For those wishing to honor Bill's life with a memorial donation, the family suggests Texas Lions Camp, 4100 San Antonio Hwy., Kerrville, TX 78028.
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Published on February 24, 2020


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Sam Kerbel
Feb 24, 2020
Many fond memories of Bill and Debbie all of our friends from Cleburne.
We brought in the New Year together for many years.
I remember a few nights out on the town dancing and singing.
Melinda and I wish blessings on the Rice Family.
May God Bless you all!