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Luther Rice

Luther Cecil Rice

Friday, August 15th, 1952 - Saturday, June 15th, 2019
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Obituary

Funeral Services for Luther Rice of Athens are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home.

Luther passed away on June 15, 2019 in Tyler, Texas.

Luther Cecil Rice was born August 15, 1952 in Odessa, Texas the son of M.C. Rice and Janie Thomas Rice.

Cecil was well known in the oil field industry. He lived his life as a man that worked incredibly hard to sustain himself and his family. He loved unconditionally and cared with no end in sight. He always met you with a smile and an open heart. He loved fishing, hunting and working on things. He lived by three rules: work hard, love family and never stop trying.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Michael Rice; brother George Allen Turner and sisters Rita Lawley and Faye Rice.

Luther is survived by his wife Patricia Rice; daughter Linda Rice; two sisters, Betty Moulder, Joyce Dowdy; one brother, Roger Rice; two grandchildren, Brent Rice, Destiny Rice; daughter-in-law Kindle Ellis and many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home from 12-2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 21st, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 21st, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Hannigan Smith Funeral Home
    Address
    842 SE Loop 7
    ATHENS, TX 75752
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  • Service

    Friday, June 21st, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 21st, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Hannigan Smith Funeral Home
    Address
    842 SE Loop 7
    ATHENS, TX 75752
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Athens Cemetery
    Address
    400 S. Prairieville
    ATHENS, TX 75751
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Harlon Adair

Posted at 11:24am
HarlonandJanet Adair. Sending our sympathy to the Rice family. U all are in our thoughts & prayers today. May God give u peace & extra strength today & weeks ahead. He was a very giving person & loved his family so very much. Cherish the memories u have 🌹
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Virginia Gewmin

Posted at 12:25pm
Cecil did some work for us on two
Occasions. He was a very hard worker
And very pleasant. He was such a
Blessing to us.

My heart goes out to his family as I
know they will greatly miss him in the
days ahead. My prayers are with you.
He was a very special guy.
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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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