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Leonard Rice

August 20, 1952 ~ October 23, 2022 (age 70) 70 Years Old


Leonard Lee Rice, Sr., 70, of Maysville, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2022, at UK Medical Center in Lexington.

Born in Flemingsburg on August 20, 1952, his parents were the late John Harvey Rice and the late Virginia Foster Rice.

Leonard worked for the Fleming County Slaughter House, the Kentucky Stone Rock Quarry in Flemingsburg, and worked for the City of Flemingsburg for 19 years.  He  worked for the Flemingsburg Fire Department and Rescue Squad for over 20 years   He was a member of the Strawberry United Methodist Church.

He is survived by  his two children, Leonard Lee “Bud” Rice, Jr. and Marie Lynn Rice; his four grandchildren, Virginia Sue Rice, Javier Lee Sanchez, Cataleya Marie Sanchez, Ziggy Lynn Lee Rice.  He is also survived by two of his siblings, John Kenneth Rice and Connie Rice; along with many extended family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Dale Edward “Hard Rock” Rice and Gary Wesley “Goose” Rice.

Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2022, at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home, with Rev. Randy Taylor officiating.

Leonard will be laid to rest in Fleming County Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Leonard Rice, Jr., LaRon Botkin, John Kenneth Rice II, Mandela Rice, Charles Harvey Rice, Chip Slater, Tyron Rice, Todd Lang.  Honorary pallbearers include Javier Sanchez, Braylen Slater, Virginia Rice, Cataleya Sanchez, Alyssia Botkins, Mya Botkins, Destiny Conn, Morgan Conn, Jaleeah Slater, Ziggy Rice, Tyland Rice, Anderson Kenneth Rice, Zion Kamala Rice

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, at Boone-Nickell.

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October 28, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Boone-Nickell Funeral Home
150 West Water Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041

Funeral Service
October 28, 2022

1:00 PM
Boone-Nickell Funeral Home
150 West Water Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041


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