Floyd “Sug” Rice, age 84, of Paducah, passed away peacefully at 10:50 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2012, at Lourdes hospital.
Sug, who was always a very giving person, will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, papaw, and friend.
Sug served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard, and for over 40 years was an over the road driver for A & H Truck Lines, and a member of the Teamsters Local Union 236 since 1959. He was a faithful member of the Lone Oak Church of Christ for 70 years. Sug was also a member of the Plain City Masonic Lodge No. 449, the Rizpah Temple, and the York Rite.
Sug’s hobbies included driving a stock car and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Sug is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Patsy “Pat” Miller Rice, and 2 daughters, Linda Crowe-Curtis and her husband David of Paducah, and Debbie Alderson Graves and her husband Steven, also of Paducah. Other survivors include 1 sister, Doris Phillips, of Lone Oak; a grandson, Tony Crowe and his wife Amy of Lone Oak, and 2 great-grandsons, Jake Cowles and Stone Crowe, also of Lone Oak.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda J. Rice; 2 sisters, Barbara Nell Rice, and Helen Dunning, and 1 brother, Glenn Rice Jr. His parents were James Glen Rice Sr. and Eula Lee Torian Rice.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah, with Jamey Boone and Paul Wingfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah, where Masonic Rites will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. by members of the Plain City Lodge No. 449.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Rd., Lexington, Ky. 40502, or the Lone Oak Church of Christ Building Fund, 2960 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah, Ky. 42003.
You may light a candle or leave a message of comfort at www.milnerandorr.com.