Donald Lee Rice, 85, Huntingburg

Donald Lee Rice, 85, of Huntingburg, passed away June 15, 2019, at The Waters of Huntingburg.

Born May 14, 1934, in Warrick County. He was the son of Ray Rice and Carry Phillips Hemmer. He was married on April 10, 1954, to Jonhetta Brown.

He was a retired mechanic having worked in the coal mines.

Don enjoyed boating, woodworking, the shows at Branson, Missouri, and NASCAR racing.

Don was a member of the Gentryville Masonic Lodge # 424 F.& A.M., the Jackson Township Fire Department and House of Prayer Ministries.

Surviving  are daughters, Judy (Paul) Weatherholt of Grandview, and Lana Terwiske of Huntingburg; sons, Steve Rice of Huntingburg and Jeremiah Pitts of Chrisney; a sister, Barbara Jones of Huntingburg; two brothers, Ernest (Cindy) Ric, and Mike (Teresa) Rice, both of Booneville; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Rice, Tealetha Motteler, Jessica Wittman, Tosha Terwiske, Deseray Terwiske, Caleb Taylor and Tina Jo Kessinger; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents was his wife Jonhetta; two brothers, Billy Rice and Anthony “Tony” Rice; two sisters, Emma “Lou” Davis Spradlin and Betty Doan; sons-in-law, John Motteler and Randy Taylor; and a grandson, Jason Motteler.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. ET Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the House of Prayer Ministries at 10th and Clay streets in Huntingburg, with Bishop Jeremiah Pitts officiating and burial in Garden of Memory Cemetery, Gentryville.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. ET to service time Tuesday at the church. Jackson Township Fire Department will have a memorial service at 12:20 p.m. ET at the church and the Gentryville Masonic Lodge will have their service at 12:40 p.m. ET.

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