A Life Celebration service for Loyd Rice will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019, in the Welch Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. prior to the service. Graveside services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center, Texas. Loyd was a fishing tool supervisor in South Louisiana for many years. He was general manager while living and working in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Loyd is survived by his wife, Terry Rice of Longview; daughter and son, Tammy and Danny Rice of Longview; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and LeRoy Jenkins of Clinton, TN; grandchildren, Alicia LaCoste and husband, Craig of Gray, LA; Amber Barber and husband, Jeremy; and Ashley Bridwell of Longview; and Michelle Thompson of Clinton, TN; great-grandchildren, Lauren LaCoste; Desiree Thompson; Elijah and Cannan Cooke; Alyvia Barber; and Aubrey Barber.
Loyd was preceded by his first wife, Nelda Sandifer Rice; parents, Jesse and Florence Ivey Rice; and brother, John W. Rice.
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