Ronald Joe Rice
August 1942 – January 2021
Ronald Joe Rice, 78, of Turlock, passed away January 25, 2021, at Emanuel Medical Center. Ronald was born August of 1942, in Indianapolis, IN to Armin and Linda (Brown) Rice. He was raised in South San Francisco where he graduated High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy from 1960 – 1964. After his honorable discharge he drove a truck for a few years before making a career in roofing for 35 years. He was a bartender at the Shoe String Bar in Fremont where he was loved by many. Ronald enjoyed fishing and taking annual casino trips to Reno with the guys. He settled in Turlock 10 years ago.
He lived the remainder of his days enjoying spending time and playing with his great grandkids.
Ronald is survived by his children Danny (Leng) Rice, Cory (Larry) Olmos, Mike Vegas, Todd (Angelica) Glenk, Martin Castillo, Shawna Rice and Katrina (Duke) Creech; brother Jim Rice, fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Carole Rice, son Kerry Rice, siblings Art Rice and Linda Clark, and granddaughter Ronni Jo.
Visitation will begin at 2pm on Saturday, January 30, 2021 with the Funeral to follow at 3pm, both at Allen Mortuary.