Thomas Rice

September 15, 1927 - December 5, 2022

Thomas Rice was born September 15, 1927 at Ironton, Ohio in Lawrence County.  He was a graduate of Ironton High School and a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy assigned to the U.S.S. Rawlins, APA 226, in the Pacific Theater.  He was a graduate of the College of Engineering of the University of Michigan.

Thomas is preceded in death by parents: Alvin M. and Hattie L. (Crawford) Rice; one daughter, Patricia Rice; one sister, Virginia Rubish and four brothers: John Rice, Alvin Rice, James Rice and George Rice.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Clara E. Rice of Peebles; one son, Robert L. Rice of Peebles; two daughters: Kathleen (Gary) Schembs of New Port Richey, Florida and Ellen Letizia of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and  four grandchildren.


Mr. Rice will be cremated.  There are no services at this time.

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated serves the family.


Phil and Vicki Rhonemus - Jan 22, 2023
Dear Rice Family, Continuing to keep each of you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. We knew of Tom through parents George and Martha Rhonemus. Sincerely,