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Billy Rice, 43, Taylor County, KY (1975-2019)

In thinking of ways to remember him, Billy was passionate about animals in need and his Mannsville United Methodist Church. Memorials may take the form of donations to the Taylor County "All Species Volunteer" or to his church.

William Allen "Billy" Rice of Campbellsville passed from this life on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at his home.

There will be a funeral service to honor Billy's life on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 1pmCT/2pmET in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville. Bro. John Hall will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3878 Old Greensburg Rd, Campbellsville, KY. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, June 8, after 4pmCT/5pmET.

Born on October 28, 1975, he was 43 years, 7 months, and 7 days of age. He was the assistant manager at Mannsville Tire and a faithful attendee of Mannsville United Methodist Church.

Billy's physically large heart manifested itself in selfless acts of kindness toward all. He loved talking, and crowded get-togethers were a favorite pastime. His fun-loving yet sincere spirit made him easily approachable to people from all walks of life, and he valued each friendship.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

His wife: Amanda (Sidebottom) Rice of Campbellsville,

Two children: Austin Cox, and Lydia Sidebottom and fiance Travis Walden, all of Campbellsville,

His father: William David Rice and wife Belinda of Columbia,

Stepparents: Sam Cox and wife Yvonne of Campbellsville,

A grandmother: Jacqueline Bricker of Columbia,

Two sisters: Megan Yancey and husband Josh of Campbellsville, and Jo Allison Rice of Campbellsville,

Two grandchildren: Annabelle and Drake Walden,

His mother-in-law: Midge Hunt of Campbellsville,

A brother-in-law: Derek Sidebottom and wife Nickie of Lebanon,

A nephew: Xavier Cato of Columbia,

And a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Ann (Bricker) Cox, in 1999.

The L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY

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William Allen 'Billy' Rice, 43, Taylor County, KY (1975-2019)

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