Mr. Donald Ray Rice, age 58, of Barbourville, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at UK Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington. He was born on December 12, 1965 in Pineville, to the late Donald and Wilma Bargo Rice.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, James Shelton.

Donald Ray is survived by his children, Christopher Rice, Joshua Taylor, Abigail Grace Rice and Audrey Rice. Two grandchildren, Parker and Joyce. His siblings, Kathleene and Pete Bays, Judy Mills, Doris  and Richard Lane, Rex Rice, Leona Warfield, Pam and Wendell Williams, and Roy and Mary Rice. A host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

His funeral service will be conducted at Thursday, February 1 at 1 P.M. in the Shumate Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Glenn Collins officiating.

Casket bearers will be Richard Lane, Dale Lane, Roy Rice, Rex Rice, Pete Bays and Wade Bays. A graveside service will follow in the Bingham-Rice Cemetery at Artemus.

The family will receive friends after 12:00 P.M. until the hour of service at 1 P.M.

Shumate Funeral Home is honored to serve the Family of Donald Ray Rice and is entrusted with all arrangements.

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This is a courtesy announcement by the Knox Funeral Home.