GREENVILLE, S.C. – Daniel Douglas Rice, 85, died Monday, February 9, 2009.
Born in Yemassee, S.C., he was the son of the late Daniel W. Rice Sr. and Annie Belle Carson Rice. He spent his boyhood in Bennettsville, S.C., and later lived in Savannah, Montgomery, Ala., and Atlanta. He retired as a sales representative with Amoco Oil to Jefferson, where he was a member of Jefferson Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Davidson College, where he played varsity football, was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity for over 50 years, and continued to have a great love and devotion for Davidson. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Air Force during World War II, was a prisoner of war in Germany, and was a decorated war hero and recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Rice was preceded in death by sisters, Willie Mae Poplin, Margie Patterson; brothers, Clarence “Jack” Edward Rice, James Webster Rice, Daniel Webster Rice Jr.; and a longtime friend, Sumner Smith.
Survivors include several caring nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 11, at 11 a.m., at Whitner Evans Funeral Home in Bennettsville, S.C., with the Revs. Stan Sizemore and Michael Jarrett officiating. Burial will be in the McColl Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Davidson College Athletic Foundation, P.O. Box 7172, Davidson, NC 28035-7172.
Garner Funeral Home, 209 W. Peyton Ave., Kinston, NC 28501, is in charge of arrangements.