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William A. Willie Rice

June 18, 1955 September 24, 2016
William A. Willie Rice
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WILLIAM A. WILLIE RICE, 61, of Morrison, IL, died Saturday, September 24, 2016, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL.Willie was born June 18, 1955, in Morrison, IL, to William C. and Ardythe A. (James) Rice. He was educated in the Clystic Grade School of rural Whiteside County, the Morrison Junior High School and was a graduate of Morrison High School. He married Diana Null on March 16, 1973, in Morrison, IL.Willie was a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, and fishing. He was an athlete and played for the Air Force Mens Softball Team. He also coached various youth sports for his children and grandchildren. A memorial to the Fisher House Foundation has been established.Survivors include his mother, Ardythe Rice of Morrison, IL; two daughters, Jessi (fianc Nate King) Waddell of Morrison, IL and Michelle Chatman of Fayetteville, NC; one son, William Tad (Chastidy) Rice of Fayetteville, NC; four grandchildren, Alleigh and Grant Rice; Damien Winstead and Mia Waddell.He was preceded in death by his father, Bill Rice and one sister, Jamie Todd.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Heaton Cemetery in Morrison, IL OFFICIATING: Mr. Ken Renkes VISITATION: 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home INTERMENT: Heaton Cemetery - Morrison IL

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