Gordon Earl Rice, 75, of Crossett, died on July 26, 2016 at his residence.
He was a veteran of the United States Army who served during the Vietnam era. He worked for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation Paper Mill for 43 years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Crossett Masonic Lodge #576. He was a member of the Cloverdale Assembly of God Church and was known as the Cloverdale Greeter. He enjoyed hunting and was president of the Cloverdale Hunting Club. He loved his God, his family and his friends.
Mr. Rice was preceded in death by a son, Joey Michael Rice in 2003; his parents, Winfred and Mildred Johnson Rice; two brothers, Wilford and Jessie Rice; his father-in-law, Eddie Bolin and two very good friends, Jeff Woods and Dale Bolin.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sandra Bolin Rice; two sons, Ricky Rice and wife, Sherri, and Tod Rice and wife, Cindy, all of Crossett; a daughter, Holly Rice Carter and husband, Scott, of Cabot; a daughter-in-law, Sherie Rice; a brother, Delton Rice; a sister, Lois Watt and his mother-in-law, Ruth Bolin all of Crossett; eight grandchildren, Cortney Rice, Hunter Rice, Gage Rice, Allie Carter, Ethan Carter, Michael Knight, Jesse Knight and Danna Rice; four great-grandchildren, Kaden McCloy, Hudson McCloy, Lillie Moore and Kason Knight and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation is July 27 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Cloverdale Assembly of God Church.
Funeral services will be held on July 28 at 2 p.m. at the Cloverdale Assembly of God Church with Bros. Ricky Tyler and Justin Uselton officiating. Burial will Masonic honors will be at the Crossroad Cemetery with Bro. Ben Leonard officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Cloverdale Assembly of God Church, 132 Ashley Road 15, Crossett, AR 71635.