Cisco – Bill Rice Sr., 69, passed from this life to the next on Saturday, February 22, 2020. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 26,
William E. Rice was born on February 8, 1951, in Brownwood, Texas to Earl Alexander and Mildred (Earney) Rice. He obtained a master’s degree, and married Debbie Lynn Moore on May 10, 1974, in Cisco. He had worked as the ad manager and publisher of the Cleburne Times-Review Newspaper for 21 years, Hill College- Cleburne campus, where he was a dean, and then up to the time of his retirement at Cleburne Lonestar Autoplex. Mr. Rice was a Baptist and a life member of the Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife Debbie Rice of Cisco; son, Billy Rice and wife Lindsay of Fort Worth; daughter, Misty Scott and husband, Donald of Hico; sisters, Sunshine Willett of Springtown, Anne Wade of Merkel, and Gaytha Faircloth and husband, Bill of Clyde; grandchildren, Dakota and Hunter Mullins, Chloe and Bradley Scott, great-granddaughter, Hadley Grace Mullins; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kyle Eugene Rice; brother, Virgil Rice; and sisters, Estelle Bullard and Earline Dodd.
For those wishing to honor Bill’s life with a memorial donation, the family suggests, Texas Lions Camp, 4100 San Antonio Hwy., Kerrville, TX 78028.