Daytona Beach, Florida
Monday, September 5, 2005

BUNNELL - Earl E. Rice, 82, of Lemon Street, a former Bunnell city commissioner, died Sunday at Flagler Pines.

Mr. Rice, a Navy veteran of World War II, moved to this area in 1952 from his native Janesville, Iowa. He retired in 1986 as maintenance supervisor after 20 years with Flagler County Schools. A 32nd degree Mason, Mr. Rice was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bunnell, American Legion Post 115, Flagler County Shrine Club 558, Lions Club, Masonic Lodge 200 F&AM, High 12 Club and was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Lodge in Bunnell.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Opal; a son, Earl Jr., Bunnell; and two grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Bunnell, P.O. Box 335, Bunnell, FL 32110.

Craig-­Flagler Palms, Flagler Beach, is in charge.

Daytona Beach, Florida
Tuesday, September 6, 2005

RICE, EARL E., SR.-Funeral service for Earl E. Rice Sr., 82, Lemon Street, Bunnell, who died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at Flagler Pines Nursing Home, Bunnell, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 Old Kings Road South, Flagler Beach, with Pastor Elizabeth Gardner officiating.

His family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 10 am until service time. Burial will follow the services at Espanola Cemetery.

Earl was born Feb. 18, 1923 in Janesville, Iowa, to Dan and Jessie (McCann) Rice. He served in the United States Navy and moved to Bunnell in 1952, coming from Janesville. Earl was the supervisor of the Maintenance Department for Flagler County Schools for 20 years until his retirement in 1986.

He was a past City Commissioner of Bunnell, member of the American Legion Post #115; charter member of the VFW in Bunnell; member of the First United Methodist Church of Bunnell; member of the Flagler County Shrine Club # 588; he was a 32nd degree Mason; member of the Lions Club of Bunnell; member of the Masonic Lodge 200 Bunnell F & AM; and a member of the High 12 Club.

Survivors include his loving wife of 27 years, Opal Rice, Bunnell; son and daughter-in-law, Earl Jr. and Susan Rice, Bunnell; two grandchildren, Holle and Charles Rice, both of Bunnell; niece, June Resser, Janesville; Carol Craig-Creasy and her husband, Jack, Flagler Beach; John and Brenda Craig, Winter Haven, and Jay and Kathy Allen, Palm Coast.

Earl was preceded in death by his first wife, Audrey Rice, son, Danny Rice, and his sister, Mable Wagner.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Earl to the First United Methodist Church of Bunnell, P.O. Box 335, Bunnell, FL, 32110.

Ar­rangements are in the care of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home.