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Joseph "Joey" Arthur Rice
January 10, 1947 ~ November 15, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Joseph “Joey” Arthur Rice, age 76, of Lumberton, TX, departed this life on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, TX. He was born on January 10, 1947, in Jasper, TX, to Samuel “Pete” and Eloise (Crawford) Rice.
Joey was a 1965 graduate of Warren High School in Warren, TX. After graduation he attended Lon Morris Junior College. He retired from BNSF railroad in 2007 after 27 years of service. Joey enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and woodworking. His favorite times were spent with family, especially his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was loved by may and will be truly missed.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sheila Rice of Lumberton, TX; son, Jody Rice of Silsbee, TX; 2 daughters, Christi Oldfield and husband, John, of Newton, TX and Misty Rice of Anahuac, TX; 2 sisters, Charlene Hust of Richmond, TX and Paula Patterson and husband, Danny, of Beaumont, TX; 7 grandchildren, Dillon, Kayti, Makayla, Seth, Montana, Brendan, and Steven; 6 great-grandchildren, Jed, Dustie, Teriel, Kade, Kipton, and Owen; his special friend, David West; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Joey was preceded in death by his parents; son, Dustin Rice; and brother-in-law, Robert Hurst.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude.
Visitation for family and friends will be Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Lumberton Family Funeral Home. Joey’s life honoring funeral service will be Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., also at Lumberton Family Funeral Home, with David West officiating. Interment will follow in Village Mills, TX.