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Thomas Rice

Thomas William Rice

Friday, May 27th, 1927 - Monday, June 8th, 2020
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Thomas William Rice, of Gonzales, Texas, previously from Houston, Texas was born May 27, 1929 in Akron Ohio to Lillian and Richard Rice, passed away at his home on Monday, June 8, 2020.

Tom was an avid hunter, and loved dancing, cooking and being with family. He worked for Freightliner Trucks for over 50 years starting as a mechanic. He then traveled the world for them as a salesperson, touching ground on every continent except Australia and Antarctica

Thomas is preceded in death by his 3 sisters, Faith, Betty and Margie, a brother, Richard, and 2 sons, David, and Roger.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lydia Rice of Houston, Texas, a daughter, Nancy Seay and husband Kenneth, of Fort Worth, TX, and a son, Thomas "Butch" E. Rice and wife Donna, of Cedar Park, TX.

Tom was a grandfather to 7, great grandfather to 11, and great-great grandfather to 7 grandchildren and leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 9, 2020 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Monthalia United Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers: Kyle Tedder, Cody Cook, Buddy Godfrey, Mike Finstead, Nolan Hodges, Shannon Finstead, Ashley Hodges, and Shawn Godfrey. Memorials may be made to Monthalia Methodist Church.

Due to current CDC and State mandates, protective measures regarding social distancing, limited attendance capacity, and use of personal protective masks will be required for the visitation, funeral service, and graveside burial rite. Those remotely symptomatic of COVID-19 are politely asked not to attend. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Seydler-Hill Funeral Home
    Address
    906 St. Paul Street
    GONZALES, TX 78629
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  • Service

    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Seydler-Hill Funeral Home
    Address
    906 St. Paul Street
    GONZALES, TX 78629
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Paul Smith
  • Interment

    Location
    Monthalia Methodist Cemetery
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Betty Henry

Posted at 04:20pm
Tom was loved by many outside his immediate family.know our hearts are sad & we are praying for you all.
Love You Hugs & May God hold you through this very sad time. Dale & Betty Henry
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Dick, Marcia, Juliana, Jeffrey and respective fami

Posted at 06:31pm
Tom, you will be forever in our hearts! Deepest sympathies to the Rice Family!
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Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Tommy will remain in our hearts forever.
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We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. We are here for you - always . Love & Hugs, Kenneth, Jeff & Shirley
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