James Rice Class 1942

Branch of service U. S. Army
Entered service
Birth 1/13/1925
Died 8/22/2006
Buried Glade Reform cemetery, Walkersville, MD


As originally published on Wednesday, August 23, 2006.

     Mr. James Alfred "Jim" Rice, 81, of Walkersville, Md., died Tuesday, August 22, 2006, at Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Geraldine Marie Jones Rice, his wife of 41 years.
     Born January 13, 1925, in Brunswick, Md., he was the son of Howard Donaldson Rice Sr. and Ida Virginia Shaw Rice.
     Mr. Rice served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed as a cartographer for 28 years with the State of Maryland and also was the manager of the Frederick Roller Rink from 1954 to 1968. Jim was a member of the Walkersville Kiwanis, where he was past secretary, past president and past Lt. Governor; the Walkersville Volunteer Fire Co., where he was past secretary and past president; the Walkersville Rescue Co., No.24, Woodsboro American Legion; past member of AMVETS Post No.2; and past Commander Disabled American Veterans.
     In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Patricia Ann Wentzel and husband Adrian of Middletown, Rose Mary Cooper and husband Don of Frederick and Lindy Lou Gordon and husband Ralph of Florida; a son, Alden Austin Rice and wife Lori of Walkersville; six grandchildren, Chad W. Weddle (whom he raised), Dawn Kelly, R. Jason Weller, Heather Rice, Brandon Rice and Jeremy Gordon; and one great-granddaughter, Alexa Weller; and two brothers, John Rice and Herbert H. Rice and wife Betty Jean.
     He was preceded in death by four brothers, Howard Rice Jr., Carl F. Rice, Wesley C. Rice an Richard G. Rice, and a sister, Margaret Knapp.
     The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 40 Fulton Avenue, Walkersville, Md., Friday, August 25, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Saturday, August 26, at 12 noon, with the Rev. Gerald Hanberry officiating.
     Interment will be at Glade Cemetery.