Mr. Gordon E. Rice, age 70, Piney Flats, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Holston Valley Hospital.
Mr. Rice was born in Washington County and son of the late Charlie & Evelyn Poore Rice. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Kristy.
He retired from the Washington County Highway Department. He loved farming and the outdoors and was a loyal friend.
Survivors include a son, Jeffrey Rice; a brother, Raymond Rice; and 1st cousin, Stella Calhoun.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Friday, October 21, 2016 at Dillow-Taylor funeral Home with Pastor Estel Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM Friday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 10:00 am Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Seviers Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Clifford Hall, Kevin Vencill, Dwight King, Steve King, Daniel Tittle, Mark Foster, Mark McKamey, Edward Tester.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Josh Tester, Glen Linkous, Jean Bowers, Homer Stout, Bob Boling, John King, Jerry Dempsey, Clinton Hall, Seth Greene, Toby Crane, Carl Cloyd, Charlie Jones. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
|Gordon was a long time friend of my late husband
and I remember him as a nice and friendly
gentleman. He will be missed by all his buddies
in Piney Flats, I am sure. Fly high, Gordon, and
rest in peace.|
|Gordon was a very special man and will be missed by all. He
was a loving and caring man. Everyone liked and respected
him. I always remember him at the flea market walking around
with his walking stick. Picking up treasure for him and Kevin to
use on the farm. We will never forget you. You will forever be
in our hearts.|
||Joe and Sherry Crawford
|Gordon was a good man and very kind and good to me
and Joe. We know he is in a better home and will
be dearly missed|
||Bryan Julie n Belle Cunningham
|GORDON WAS ONE OF MY CLOSEST FRIENDS !WE
BECAME VERY CLOSE WHEN HE WAS BATTLING
CANCER ETC!HE WAS A GREAT PERSON A TRUE FRIEND
AND MY DAUGHTER BELLE THOUGHT THE WORLD OF
HER MOO MOO MAN AS SHE CALLED HIM !! SO SAD HE
WAS AT AUCTION FRIDAY STAYED ALL NITE AND THEN
PASSED AWAY SAT !! HE LOVED TO TRADE ESPECIALLY
OLD GUNS ETC N BUT BESIDES FRIENDS ETC HE HAD A
TRUE LOVE FOR OLD FASHION FOOD WE ALWAYS TOOK
HIM BIG PLATE ON HOLIDAYS ETC MAMAWS TOMATER
PUDDIN ONE HIS FAVES !! WE LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS
U TRULY YOUR DEAR FRIENDS AND ALL US AT
CUNNINGHAMS AUCTION!! JUST GLAD TO KNOW HE
WAS SAVED AND IS NOW AT TRUE PEACE NO MORE
PAIN !! WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU AND UNTIL WE
MEET AGAIN !!LOVE BRYAN !!JULIE N BELLE !!|
|Gordon was a true and faithful friend. I will always remember the years we shared as friends and I pray that he has reached the Promised Land in his new body and can now Rest in Peace.|
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