Robert A Rice

Bobby Rice, 62, of Bryan, Texas went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 29, 2012.

He was born in Bryan, Texas on September 22, 1950. Bobby was raised in Normangee, Texas where his mother and father, Bob and Ann Rice, owned and operated the Rice Pharmacy for over 35 years. Bobby graduated from Normangee High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University. Following the completion of his degree, he moved back to Bryan and worked for multiple companies including Atlas Van Lines and Siegert’s Heating and Air for many years. In 2005, he was forced to retire due to medical complications. Bobby created a name for himself in the billiard league here in a Bryan; he could always be found either playing pool with friends or watching his favorite sport of football!

Survivors include his sister, Becky Thompson and her husband Chub Harmstad, of South Carolina; brother Brad Rice of Normangee, Texas; nephew Isaac Rice of Normangee, Texas; niece Ashleigh Thompson of South Carolina, and his son and his wife, Brandon and Heather Dickinson of Midlothian, Texas.

Bobby will be missed by many friends and family including his dog Rusty who he dearly loved. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bobby’s name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or to the St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church in Hilltop, Texas. Arrangements are being made for a Memorial Service to honor Bobby.

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  1. Few people I have ever known meant more to me than did Bobby Rice. There was something very special about him, a deep caring, a sincerity without pretense, an honesty that was pure and true. This old world could use a lot more folks like Bobby Rice. RIP

  2. I worked with Bobby at Shaw Services years ago but ran into him from time to time at the pool matches. He was one of the kindest men I have ever met and he will be missed dearly by all of his friends. I remember on my birthday one year how you snuck a gift in my car and I kept bugging you until you finally admitted it was from you. You were such a sweet sweet man and it was an honor to know you. RIP Bobby! I look forward to seeing you again one day.

  3. I just learned that Bobby passed a few years ago. We played a lot of pool together when he lived in Houston, and we made a few hunts together in Normangee. I recently tried to reach out to him when I learned of his passing. He was a great guy.

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