Thomas Johnson Rice
Thomas Johnson Rice, age 92, entered into rest May 18, 2016 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He was born in Jacksonville, FL and moved to Tallahassee in 1968. Tom retired as a Lt. Colonel with 26 years in the U.S. Air Force. Then he had a second career with Lanier Business Machines Company with 15 years of service. Tom was a Life Member of the American Contract Bridge League; an avid golfer, FSU sports fan and gardener.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Marilyn W. Rice. Survivors include three children: Karen Rice Kent, Rhonda Rice Luttrell and Thomas William Johnson Rice, III, all of Havana; five grandchildren, Skye Kent (Chris Burnett), Thom Kent, Russell Kent, Beau Luttrell (Amandalie), Sarah L. Maxwell (Jerod); two great-grandchildren, Haley and Julian Maxwell; one sister, Mary Margaret Rice Goodwin of Houston, TX; and numerous other loved ones.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Bevis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army-Quincy Branch, Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064 or the Thornwell Home for Children, 302 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325.
Susie Mozolic of Bevis Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements. (www.bevisfh.com 850-385-2193)