Kenneth “Snook” Franklin Rice Sr., 72, of Edinburg, VA, passed away February 26, 2015 surrounded by family at his daughter’s home in Frederick, MD.
Kenny was born in New Market, VA on January 10, to the late Vista Bridget Dellinger Hoover and Raymond Franklin Rice.
He was raised in MD by his mom and step-father, Harold Douglas Hoover.
He has one sister, Dixie Gochenour of Edinburg, VA, who was Kenny’s solid ground and who he adored and looked up to all his life.
Primarily growing up in Maryland, Kenny attended Bladensburg High School and lived and raised his family in Prince Georges County, Maryland until his retirement in 2000. At his retirement he relocated back to his family home in Edinburg, VA.
Kenny was a retired Floor Mechanic for over 40 years. Kenny was well known and respected in the floor covering industry.
Kenny drove for Frito Lay in the 60′s and also delivered the Washington Star and Washington Post paper in the late 70′s and early 80′s.
In Kenny’s younger years he enjoyed teaching his boys to fish and hunt. As a past time and hobby Kenny would work on cars with his sons, this is something they enjoyed and have passed on to their own sons. If you had a question on a car Kenny was the man to call. Even his grandchildren would call for advice.
In 72 years Kenny was able to see all of his children grow up and start their own families.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, of Frederick, MD; his seven children, son, Kenny Jr., (Shirley) of Marlton, NJ and their six children, son, David (Sharon) of Bowie, MD and their three children and two grandchildren, daughter, Suzie Johnson (Steve) of Berwyn Heights, MD, and their two children, daughter, Kimberly Lally (Tim) of Frederick, MD, and their four children, daughter, Lynda Atkinson (Johnny) of Laurel, MD and their two children, son, Brian (Debbie) of Frederick, MD and their four children and three grandchildren, and daughter, Crystal Gilbert of Frederick MD and her three children, as well as two nieces.
Kenny is also survived by three half brothers, Billy E. Rice and James A. Rice of Broadway and Raymond F. Rice, Jr. of Winston- Salem, NC; and two half sisters, Linda Greer of Winston-Salem and Paula Jo Lucas of High Point, NC.
Kenny was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church.
He will be remembered for his kind heart, willing laugh, and warm smile.
Kenny will be deeply missed and forever loved and remembered by his family and friends.
Friends may visit with the family at Dellinger Funeral Home, 159 N. Main St., Woodstock, VA, Tuesday, March 3, from 2-4 p.m. Services will follow at 4 p.m.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Frederick, Md