Charles Donald Rice, age 77, Flag Pond, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Flag Pond and son of the late Cecil Landon Rice and Elva Randolph Rice.
Charles retired from the Unicoi County School System where he worked as a Custodian and Bus Driver for many years. He enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting. Charles liked to watch boxing and wrestling with his son.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-five years, Fushie Axie Riddle Rice on June 2, 2022; his son, Charles Daniel Rice on February 23, 2009; four brothers: Orville, Lester, Lonnie, and DJ Rice; one sister, Agnes Price.
Charles leaves behind to cherish his memory, one son, Jason Donald Rice, of the home; grandson, Christopher Charles Rice; sister, Angie Shelton (Allen), Lakeland, FL; several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the funeral home. Pastor Lincoln Shelton will officiate the 1:00 p.m. funeral service. Interment will follow in the Randolph Cemetery, Flag Pond. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Rice family at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com
Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Rice family. (423) 743-1380.