Raymond Paul Rice
Raymond Paul Rice was born April 26, 1952 in Campbellsville, Kentucky and was called to his Heavenly Home on June 16, 2013. He had accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1969 when he was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Eunice, Louisiana.
Paul spent his childhood moving with his family to a variety of states. He graduated from Eunice High School in Louisiana in 1970 and attended college at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. After serving a brief time in the Army, Paul moved to Texas in 1973 to join his father in running Rice Cattle Company. Paul was always interested in cars and in 1981 he started his own car sales business, while also maintaining an interest in airplanes and boats. Paul was an avid motocross rider and spent many happy hours riding with his friends. In his later years, Paul spent as much time as possible on the water.
Paul is preceded in death by his beloved parents Raymond R. Rice Sr. and Helen Rice. He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy; daughters Olivia and Emily; step children Becky, Brian and his wife Kelly and their children Jack and Evan; Kody, Camey and husband Josh. Paul is also survived by his sister Denise Hannusch and husband Donnie; sister Betty Henry; and brother Raymond R. Rice and wife Judy.
A service to celebrate Paul's life will be held at the Tiki Island Chapel, 835 Tiki Island Drive, Tiki Island, TX 77554 (Exit 4 off of I-45) at 11:00 am on Friday, June 21, 2013. Hawaiian shirts for the men would be most appropriate. You are encouraged to bring photos, stories, or jokes that you would like to share as a reflection of Paul.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tiki Island Chapel, Houston Hospice, American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.