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Howard Hal Rice

Obituary for Howard Hal Rice

June 12, 1941 - June 17, 2022
Murray, Kentucky | Age 81


Howard (Hal) Rice, of Murray, KY, age 81 died Friday, June 17, 2022, at his home. He was born in Memphis Tennessee, June 12, 1941, to Howard V. and Elizabeth Jane Rice.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, proudly serving his country in Korea with the 8th Army Support Command as a radar and missile repairman. He earned the rank of E-5 and received an honorable discharge March 1, 1968. He was a member of VFW, Post 6291 in Murray.

He loved the Lord and was a born again Christian and an ordained Deacon in the Baptist Church. He taught Sunday School for many years in several area churches he attended.

He worked 36 years for General Tire in Mayfield, Kentucky. He chose to work midnights at General to pursue his degree from Murray State University having obtained his bachelor's degree and later his Master's. He retired from Murray State University in 2017, as Director of Technology Support and Consulting Services.

Hal will be greatly missed by his loving family, his wife of 54 years, Sondra, Son, Scott of Nashville, Tennessee; brother-in-law, Kenneth James, Sister-in-law, Glenda James, Nephew Rod James (Angela) all of Paris, TN and Nephew, Russ James (Felicia) of Murfreesboro, TN.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in the Murray City Cemetery. Tim Palmer will be officiating. Per Hal's wishes, there will be no public visitation.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Murray State University Foundation, 200 Heritage Hall, Murray, Kentucky 42071 or VFW Post 6291, 715 South 12th Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
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