Keaton Elliott Rice

By | February 1, 2019 10:31 am

Keaton Elliott Rice, 24, of Doyle, passed away Jan. 29, 2019, at his residence.

Mr. Rice was born Nov. 24, 1994, in Sparta.

He was a heavy equipment operator. His passion was his love for his family, and he enjoyed working on or driving anything with wheels or tracks on it.

Survivors include his wife and mother of his children, Natasha Rice; son, Dailynn Rice; daughter, Anastacia Brown; mother, Tracy Dillon Parker; father, James Elliott Rice; grandmother, Mamie Ruth “Boots” Rice; twin brother, Chris Rice; sisters, Misty Rice, Haley Carr; brothers, Thomas Parker, Nathan Whittenburg, Nicholas Whittenburg, Zachary Dillon, Dale Holt, Caleb Billings; mother from the heart, Janice Mabe; inseparable cousin and best friend, Dwayne Simons; and several cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Feb. 2, 2019, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Doyle Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m., Feb. 2, at the funeral home. Nathan Hawkins will officiate.

David Earles, Josh Earles, Dustin McCurry, Ron Bumbalough, Chris   Rice, and Jesse Sherrell will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers are Nicholas Whittenburg, Nathan Whittenburg, and Zachary Dillon

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hunter Funeral Home, P.O. Box 90, Sparta, Tennessee 38583, to help the Rice family with funeral expenses.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.

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