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Cecil Rice

October 26, 1947 ~ May 24, 2019 (age 71)


Cecil Rice

Cecil Steele Rice, Sr., 71, of Soddy Daisy, passed away May 24, 2019.
He was a United States Army Veteran serving in Vietnam and was a member of the Vietnam Veterans Post #203. He retired from TVA and was a member of Pipefitters Union Local #43.

His parents, Ernest and Sarah Rice and a granddaughter, Audra Herpy, preceded him in death.

He was survived by his wife, Virgie Mae Nelson Rice; sons, Cecil S. Rice, Jr., Preston (Michelle) Rice, Adam Wayne Rice; brother, Archie Rice, Sister, Evelyn Newell, granddaughters, Shawna Herpy, Alysha Rice, Jenna Rice, Beth Whaley and a great-granddaughter Tinsley Herpy.

Visitation is 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Wednesday. Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Melvin Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors.

Condolences and memories can be shared at
Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

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May 29, 2019

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Williamson & Sons Funeral Home
8852 Dayton Pike
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

May 30, 2019

11:00 AM
Williamson & Sons Funeral Home
8852 Dayton Pike
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379


Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404

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