GLENMONT — Walter L. Rice, 84, of Jefferson Road, Glenmont, died unexpectedly at his home Saturday morning, Dec. 7, 2019 of an apparent heart attack. He was born March 20, 1935 in Danville, the son of the late John and Edna Sapp Rice.
Walter lived in northern Knox County all his life and was a 1953 graduate of Danville High School. He was a farmer and former 19-year employee of PPG of Mount Vernon. Walter served as a Jefferson Township Trustee for 16 years and later served on the Township Zoning Board. Walter was a former 4-H Club advisor and member of the Jefferson Grange. He was an avid deer and rabbit hunter for many years. Walter enjoyed playing cards and loved supporting his children and grandchildren in all of their school events at Danville, Loudonville and Hillsdale schools.
He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Jean Schisler Rice, whom he married Aug. 7, 1954; two sons: Michael Rice of Glenmont and Marty (Kim) Rice of Loudonville; two daughters: Susan (Jay Keating) Uhler and Shannon (Randy) Sprang, both of Loudonville; seven grandchildren: Monica (Tyler Weaver) Rice, Bonnie (Wilxio) Infante, Olivia Rice, Zachary (Kasey) Uhler, Tiffany (Paul) Gray, Gabriel Sprang, and Matthew Sprang; seven great-grandchildren, Tate Weaver, Trace Dickerson, Ella and Brantley Uhler, and Quinn, Lane, and Mabel Gray; his sister: Shirley Teeter of Danville, and his brother, John “Billy” (Kay) Rice of Mt. Juliet, TN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Robert Clark Rice; and his sister, Marietta Shultz.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home Lindsey Chapel, Loudonville with Rev. Scott Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Knox County. Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Eastern Knox Joint Fire District or Loudonville-Perrysville Athletic Boosters Inc. in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting SnyderFuneralHomes.com.