Michael Wayne Rice

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Michael Wayne Rice, 72, of Tipton, died on Aug. 8, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Tipton on Nov. 25, 1946, to Charles and Lena (McCubbins) Rice. Mike married Gayle Rice on Feb. 11, 1976 and she preceded him in death on Dec. 17, 2008.
Mike had worked at Chrysler in Kokomo. He was a graduate of Tipton High School, Class of 1965. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Tipton and the Quarter Miller's Club. He enjoyed going to concerts, races and all types of sports. He especially enjoyed spending time in his pool.
Left to mourn his passing are his stepdaughter, Lee Ann Goar Miller and husband Anthony Miller, Tipton; niece Harlie Wells and nephew Joshua Smith, both of Glasgow, Kentucky; one brother, Jim Rice and wife Jan, Kokomo; two sisters-in-law, Becky Rice, Tipton, and Elizabeth Wells, Glasgow, Kentucky.
Mike was also preceded in death by one stepson, Jack Fouch Jr.; one brother, Larry Rice; and his best friend, Mike Small.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mason Higgins presiding. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tipton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 237, Tipton, IN 46072.
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Published on August 13, 2019
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