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James (JB) Rice, 83, Adair County, KY, Korean War Veteran (1933-2016)

He served his country in the U.S. Navy, a veteran of the Korean War & was a member of the VFW, a member of Plum Point Baptist Church, a longtime farmer, a member of the Adair County Cattlemen Association and an FFA member.
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James "JB" Rice, age 83 years, of the Knifley Road Columbia, KY passed Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 5:24pmCT at the TJ Health Columbia Emergency Room.

His funeral service will be Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 1pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY with Clergy officiating Ministers Steve Willis & George Rice. Visitation after 4:30pmCT Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, with full military honors presented by local VFW Post 6097.

Pallbearers are Larry Irvin, Marshall Irvin, Billy Rice, Everett Wayne Irvin, Marty Irvin and Alfred Corbin. Honorary pallbearers are John Hendrickson, Mark Rice, Brian Rice and Steve McKinney.

James "JB" Rice, Adair Co., KY (1933-2016)

He was born on March 20, 1933 in the Absher community in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Ernest Ray & Ruby Cox Rice. He died Sunday, July 10, 2013, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 83 years, three months, and 20 days.

He is survived by:
  • A longtime companion of 56 years Ann Cowan of Columbia, KY

  • Special cousins Josephine Hubbard & Roberta Crouch of Columbia, KY

  • Special friends Larry Irvin & Marshall Irvin of Columbia, KY

  • A host of other relatives & friends.
He was a member of Plum Point Baptist Church, longtime farmer, a member of the Adair County Cattlemen Association, FFA member, served his country in the U.S. Navy, a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the VFW

Send condolences to the family of James "JB" Rice

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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