PATASKALA — Hargus T. “Tex” Rice, 73, of Pataskala died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at Mount Carmel East in Columbus.
He was born Dec. 19, 1934, in Station Camp, Ky., to the late Hobart and Bertha (Jenkins) Rice. He was a 1953 graduate of Hartford High School. A diesel mechanic and machinist by trade, he also worked as a security guard. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Etna.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jean (Karnes); children, Sharon (David) Prose of Ostrander, Scott Rice of Delaware, Rick (Tracy) Rice-Wheeler and Jerry (Lisa) Rice of Whitehall, Sarah Rice of Columbus; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Jewell Sabados of Sunbury; brother-in-law, Jerry (Debbie) Karnes of Pataskala.
Also preceded in death by son, Steve; brothers, Clayton Rice, Roy Evans; sisters, Neva Rice, Mabel Jenkins.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church, 9564 Hazelton-Etna Road (Ohio 310), Etna, where service will be Friday at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Mark Plaugher officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to his church.
Arrangements entrusted to DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.