Martin Rice | 1927-2013

Published Saturday, August 10, 2013

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Martin Rice

Martin Rice, 85, a retired warehouse foreman, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in Decatur.

Funeral was Aug. 6 at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur, and burial followed at Alvord Cemetery.

Martin was born Aug. 28, 1927, in Lake Valley to William and Laura Simpkins Rice. He married Nora Taylor March 21, 1951, in Wichita Falls.

He was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Nora Rice of Decatur; daughters Sarah Wilkinson of Sanger and Lora Hickey and husband, Lonnie, of Springtown; grandchildren Hannah Myatt, Aaron Wilkinson, Jacob Hickey and Krystina Hickey; great-grandson Nathan Adkins; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends.

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