Ronald Walter Rice

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Ronald Walter Rice, 52, of Powderly, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, Texas. Ron was born April 26, 1966, in Chicago, Ill., to Lonnie and Bonnie Marie (Acklin) Rice. He married Linda Ruth Knowles on Aug. 1, 2016, in Grove, Okla., and she survives of the home.

Ron grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1984. He attended Embrey-Riddle University where he received his Bachelorís Degree. Ron was honorably retired from the United States Air Force attaining the rank of Master Sergeant after 20 years of service. He was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

In addition to his wife, Linda, survivors include his five children, Robert Rice, Katrina Leahy, Antony Rice, Adrian Knowles, and Sherlyn Knowles; 12 grandchildren, Austyn Rice, Brennen Leahy, Kiera Leahy, Jayson Brown, Micayla Rice, Justin Rice, Alan Rice, Evan Rice, Scarlett Rice, Alyce Knowles, Lauryn Speer, and Anthony Speer; his mother, Bonnie Marie Acklin Rice; his grandmother, Annabelle Spencer; and three sisters, Lisa Davis and her husband, Mike, Christina Bogner and her husband, Kenneth, and Michelle Rice. He was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie Rice.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Sheldon Cemetery in Sheldon, Mo. Local arrangements are being handled by Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warriors Project in care of Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.