William Joseph Rice (Bill)
William Joseph Rice (Bill) passed away September 25, 2021 in his home in Tonganoxie surrounded by loved ones.
Bill was born on August 25, 1949 in Independence, Kansas to Franklin Hendrix Rice Jr. and Elvira Pearl Rice (Emry). The family moved to Tonganoxie, Kansas in 1965 where Bill graduated from Tonganoxie High School in 1967.
He was an avid fisherman, a master carpenter, and a great storyteller. Bill enjoyed watching and playing baseball, cooking and spending with his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his twin brother Robert James Rice (Bob).
Survivors include son, Andrew Reynolds-Rice of Tonganoxie, daughter, Sara Reynolds-Rice of Depoe Bay, Oregon, daughter-in-law, Dawn Hawkins of Lawrence, and five grandchildren.
Send any condolences or flowers to Bill’s family at 609 Ridgeway, Tonganoxie, KS 66086. Services to be announced.