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George Moore Rice, Jr., 87, Columbia, KY (1933-2020)

George Moore Rice, Jr. of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville. He was 87 years old.

The funeral service will be held at NoonCT on Friday, December 25, 2020, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery.

The family requests visitation on Friday, December 25, from 11amCT until the service time at Noon at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

All attendees to the visitation and/or funeral are required to wear a facial covering and follow the Healthy At Work guidelines.

George was born on October 26, 1933 in Adair County, KY to the late George Moore Rice, Sr. and Flora Eva Hovious Rice. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, a member of Charity Baptist Church and was a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service serving in the Columbia Post Office. He later worked for many years at Burton Ace Hardware and was a farmer. George was very dedicated to his church, his family, and his service to the Lord. Through his love of photography, he preserved many church and family events. He was an avid writer and historian and loved telling stories of his memories. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son Ricky Caldwell and one grandson Josh Roche.

Survivors Include:
  • His Wife- Christine Baker Rice of Columbia, KY
  • Two Daughters- Janet Biggs(Kenny Gaskins) and Cherita McFarland(Rick) both of Columbia, KY
  • Two Sons- Joey Caldwell(Kelly) of Columbia, KY and Greg Caldwell(Cindy) of Pittsburgh, TX
  • One Sister- Margie Rice Coomer of Columbia, KY
  • Seven Grandchildren- Elijah Coffey(Holly), Layden Coffey(Lexie), Tanner Caldwell, Kyndal Bishop(Drake), Lisa Janes(Brandon), Joe Caldwell(Stephanie), Heather Sanders(Randy)
  • 8 Great Grandchildren
  • Niece- Nancy Breeding Smith(Buddy)
  • Nephew- Doug Breeding(Kim)
  • His special dog Beth
  • A host of other relatives and friends
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Adair County Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 61 Columbia, KY 42728 or to the Charity Baptist Church 2042 Liberty Rd., Columbia, KY 42728 or may be left at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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George Moore Rice, Jr., 87, Columbia, KY (1933-2020)

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