John "Jack" Edward


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John "Jack" Edward Rice

Nov 26 1930 - Jun 15 2010

Mr. John “Jack” Edward Rice, age 79 passed from this life June 15, 2010 at his home. He was born on November 26, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, the last of seven children born to James and Mary Rice. He attended Chicago parochial school, Benet Academy in Lisle, Illinois and the University of Illinois – Chicago. Jack spent seven years of active service in the United States Army Medical Corps serving in the Korean War and occupation duty in Japan and Germany. Upon returning to civilian life he was employed by the R.H. Donnelly Corporation, The Chicago Transit Authority and Greyhound Lines, Dallas, Texas. He retired from Greyhound Lines as Chicago District Manager completing 31 years of service with that company. Upon retirement, Jack and Dawn became residents of New Mexico and eventually moved to McKinney, Texas in 1996. For the past 14 years, Jack has worked for Securitas International Security Services and U.S. Security Associates in Texas and New Mexico. His passions in his later years was the continued happiness and success of his grandchildren, maintaining long standing family ties on both sides of the Atlantic and an unwavering loyalty to the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Post #26 in McKinney, Texas; and Division 1700-1303 of the Amalgamated Transit Union in Des Moines, Iowa, and was a charter member of the Greyhound Transportation Museum in Hibbing, Minnesota. He is survived by his loving wife, Doreen Adams Rice; sons, Kevin Rice of Bedminster, Pennsylvania, Paul Rice and wife, Suzy of Mason, Texas, Stephen Adams of Sittingbourne, Kent, England, Paul Adams and wife, Kim of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Julia Hobbs and companion, Adam Willis of Oakland, California; grandchildren, Garrett Rice, Carly Andrews, Kerry Adams and Hayley Adams; sisters, Theresa Stevens and husband, Paul of Dillsboro, Indiana and Eileen Jaklinski of Wyoming, Michigan; sister-in-law, Joan Rudman and husband, John of Suffolk, England and brother-in-law, John Griffiths of Norfolk, England. He will be remembered by relatives and friends in Ireland, England and the Chicago area. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Eaglin. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 21, 2010, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Interment will follow the services at 12:30 p.m. at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
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