Lyndon Gregg Rice

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Lyndon Gregg Rice, 58, formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away at his home in McQueeney, Texas, on Dec. 6, 2019, following a short fight with cancer. Gregg was born Jan. 17, 1961, to Lonnie Rice and Jimmie Doris (Hunter) Rice in Canyon, Texas.

Gregg and his family moved from the panhandle of Texas in March of 1963 to help on his grandfather Hunter’s ranch in Vernon County. One of Gregg’s fondest memories was his dad waking him up early in the morning to go with him to take care of the cattle.

Gregg attended Nevada High School where he graduated with the Class of 1979. Following graduation, he did custom hay baling with his best friend Dwayne Smith. In 1983, he went to work for 3M Nevada. While at 3M he earned his Business Management Degree from Missouri Southern State College. Gregg then entered Human Resources. While in Human Resources he was a Human Resources Manager at 3M Little Rock, Ark., 3M Brownwood, Texas, and 3M DeKalb, Ill., before retiring June 1, 2017. Since then he partnered with his wife and son William in their Quilt Shop business in McQueeney, Texas.

At his 15th class reunion he met the love of his life, Doris Jean Cotten. In January 1995 they were united in marriage which brought Gregg two wonderful children, Drew Cotten Liles and Hollie Anita Liles. In February of 1996 Gregg and Doris were blessed with a son, William Hunter Rice.

Gregg is survived by his wife Doris of the home; his children, Drew Liles (Bethany) of Nevada, Mo., Hollie Liles Kelly (Kyle) of Sigonella, Sicily and William Rice of the home. He is also survived by his mother, Jimmie D. Rice of Nevada; grandchildren, Raleigh Kelly, Kameron Kelly, Josie Liles, and Emmitt Liles; and brothers, Bruce Rice (Debbie) of Nevada, Steve Rice of Bella Vista, Ark., Jim Rice (Kelly) of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Michael Rice, Chicago, Ill. Gregg was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie Rice.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m.,Thursday, Dec. 19, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service at the funeral home. Committal will follow in Newton Burial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made in Gregg’s memory to for Pancreatic Cancer Research or in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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