Clinton Lee Rice, 90, passed away April 27, 2021. Visitation will be Saturday, May 1, from 1-2pm at Longview Funeral Home, with services to follow at 2pm. Burial will take place at Longview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to One Community Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Clinton was born on October 21, 1930 in Sheldon, Missouri, where he grew up and attended school. After high school graduation, Clinton went to Journeyman school in Kansas City. He married Phyllis Chrisman on December 25, 1950. He worked as a carpenter, eventually going on to own his own trim carpentry business. He also farmed, raised cattle, and was an avid gardener. Clinton built his own home in 1960 that he still lived in until his last day.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Rice; his son, Clinton “Bud” Rice, Jr.; and all six of his siblings: Loren, Viola, Howard, Rosalie, Marvin, and Hazel. Survivors include his two daughters and their spouses, Jean (Tim) Teevan and Sherry (Bud) Fleenor; grandchildren: Tonya Bray, Terra Huffman, Michelle Fleenor, Melissa Sutulovich, Samuel Fleenor IV, Casey Stahl, Nicki Rice, and Clinton Rice III; 18 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other family members.