Herbert O. Rice "Horse"

Born in Hendersonville, TN

Departed on December 30, 2016 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Herbert O. Rice “Horse”, age 92, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016. Preceded in death by his parents, Haggard and Lizzie Rice. Survived by his beloved wife, Ruth, of 59 years, children; Charles Rice, Terry Rice (Peggy), Teresa Gibson (Jerry), grandchildren; Chad Rice, Lea Leath, Destinee Gibson, Heather Janzen (Jake), Shelly Locke (BJ), Shane Gibson, great-grandchildren; Kayleigh Rice, Benjamin Rice, McKenzie Locke, Sydni Locke and brothers; Neil and Tom Rice. Herbert is also survived by many other extended family and friends.
Herbert was born on April 23, 1924 in Hendersonville, TN. He graduated from Hendersonville High School and played on the first football team. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War and was a member of Hendersonville VFW Post 9851. Herbert retired from Armstrong Rubber Company and also helped build the Gallatin Steam Plant with the TVA. He was active in sports, playing golf and playing with the community baseball team. He enjoyed small game hunting, fishing for crappie on Old Hickory Lake and gardening. Herbert was a fun loving husband, father and grandfather who had a great sense of humor and enjoyed engaging the family in lively discussion.
A Life Celebration Service for Herbert will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 10:00AM. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 4:00PM-7:00PM, and again on Wednesday, beginning at 9:00AM. Burial will take place at Hendersonville Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in Herbert’s name can be made to Hendersonville VFW Post 9851, 73R New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075

2 Comments to Herbert O. Rice "Horse"

  1. Susan
    January 1, 2017 8:01 pm

    Charles and Terry I am so sorry for your loss of your dad I hope you always cherish the memories of him I had no idea until yesterday

  2. Linda (Silvey) Griswold
    January 2, 2017 10:45 am

    Ruth and Family, Jerry and I are so sad to learn of Herbert’s passing. Very few of my childhood memories are without a Rice in it. Certainly he was a huge part of my youth, as was you entire family. Those were happy days. Lots of laughter and love. There are a lot of tall tales going on in heaven today.

    Love & prayers to you all,
    Linda (Silvey) Griswold

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