Kenneth Lee Rice
Funeral services for Kenneth Lee Rice, 49, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the New Life Tabernacle, on Highway 84 east of Mexia. Pastor James Tomisee will officiate. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague.
Visitation will be held on Saturday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague.
Mr. Rice passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at his residence near Teague.
He was born in Avon, Florida, on June 24, 1970. Kenneth moved around a lot as a child and settled with his family in Fairfield. He served in the U.S. Army before his career as a truck driver. Mr. Rice drove a truck for LSPI of Bryan. He married Lisa on May 30, 2014, and they made their home in the country near Teague. Kenneth loved to fish and to be out on the water on a boat. He was a member of the New Life Tabernacle Church and filled in as preacher whenever possible. He also loved playing music and spent many hours writing both country and religious songs; even getting to play on stage in Nashville, TN. Kenneth also sang and played music at his church, and wrote numerous sermons while resting on his truck routes.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa Rice of Teague; one son, Austin Rice of Waco; two grandchildren, Brayleigh Rice and Willow Rice; one brother, Kevin Rice; one aunt, Geneva Carroll and husband Johnny; two uncles, Gerald Keen and wife Frances and Ken Sanderson; other relatives and friends.
Mr. Rice was preceded in death by his infant son; and his parents, Doyle and Linda Rice.
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Bowers Funeral Home
900 U.S. Hwy 84 West
Teague, Texas 75860