November 16, 1944 ~ November 20, 2010

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Marshall, NC

Charles Oscar Rice, 66, of Academy St., Marshall, died on Saturday, November 20, 2010, at Memorial Campus, Mission Hospitals. A native of Buncombe Co., Mr. Rice was the son of the late Oscar “Junior” and Carrie Rayfield Rice. He was also preceded in death by his foster parents, aunt and uncle, Madeline and Frank Hooker. Charles loved to tinker with everything, especially lawnmowers. Mr. Rice is survived by his wife, Brenda Meadows Rice; daughters, Paula Glenn and husband Richard, Lynn Pulliam and husband Eddie, Polly Valdez, Angela Fuller and husband William, Laura Capps and husband Justin Loupont, and Maddie Brown and husband Matthew; sons, Lewis Rice and wife Bonnie, Willy Rice and wife Tara, and Virgil Capps and wife Marcia; sister, Gloria Sprouse and husband Harold; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. A funeral service for Mr. Rice will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday in the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Rev. Vincent Price officiating.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear about Charles passing. He was my cousin and I remember lots of fun times when we were children. We are out of town this week, but our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Love, Linda

  2. Charlie, you will missed. My condolences to the family Charles left behind. My prayer is that you will remember all the good times often, it helps you get through the pain.

  3. Charles you were are very wonderful man! You always brightend up our day everytime we saw you. Manuel will miss his fishing buddy! We love and miss you dearly our thoughts and prayers go out to Brenda and the family!!

  4. Our dear friends, Charles was a very fine man and will be sorely missed by all of us. I cannot help but smile to think of the happy reunion that will take place when our beloved David
    hears of Charles’ presence in heaven !
    What tall tales and laughter ! I can hear them now ! Godbless

  5. Gloria I sorry for the loss of your brother I pray that god will help you and your family get throught the hard days a head. Sorry we couldn’t make it to day. peace be with you and your family.

  6. To Brenda & Family We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and Prayers… May God Bless and Keep you in this time of sorrow.
    The Owenby Family (Irene, Reeves, Kay & Tim)

  7. Dear Family, So sorry for your lose. We just found out on Sunday 11/28/10. May God bless and keep you all during this time of sorrow. Love Sam & Diane Morgan


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