OBITUARY: Michael Andrew Rice


OBITUARY: Michael Andrew Rice

Michael Andrew Rice, age 67, of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away January 11, 2019 at his residence with his loving family by his side.

Mike was born in Jacksonville, Alabama. He served in combat in the Vietnam War (1970-1971) in the 101st Airborne. He later graduated from Jacksonville State University and became an agent with the U.S. Secret Service. Retiring 26 years later, Mike worked with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Hunt Oil.

Mike enjoyed entertaining his grandchildren, was a Corvette enthusiast, and an avid walker of Tennessee trails. He was a member of Clearview Baptist Church in Franklin.

Preceded in death by his mother, Thelma McCurry Rice, and son, Chris Rice. Survived by his wife of 40 years Patsy Shanks Rice; daughters, Dana Covington, Stacy (Steve) DeSoto; his father, John Rice; grandchildren, Reagan and Riley DeSoto, Ashley, Andrew, and Brian Gilmore, Alissa (Ben) Brown, great-granddaughter, Ada Brown, Brothers, Randy (Theresa) Rice and Mark (Diane) Rice.

Visitation with the Rice Family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday January 16,2019, at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Franklin TN. Private Graveside Services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday January 17, 2019, at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors. Pastor John Gardner will officiate and Family and Friends will serve as Pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to Clearview Baptist Church, 537 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37069.

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 3009 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
615-794-2289
Williamsonmemorial.com

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