Eric Benjamin Rice, 50, sadly passed away on Monday, January 22nd, 2018, in Kerrville, Texas. He is survived by his father, James Rice, his mother, Rachel Liesman, his step-father, Sam Liesman, his loving girlfriend Letty Garcia, his daughter, Sage Rice, and six siblings: Todd Rice, Marc Rice, Dawn Rice-Simmons, Trey Rice, Jerry Liesman, and Sammy Liesman.
Eric is a veteran of the United States Navy and served in Operation Desert Storm, where he earned several medals, ribbons, and commendations, including the Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Achievement Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, and Meritorious Unit Commendation. He was a Citizen of the Chickasaw Indian Nation and grew up in Laredo, Texas..
After military service, he resided and worked the majority of his adult years in Jacksonville, Florida as a firefighter and paramedic. At age 48, he retired to Kerrville, Texas.
Eric was well know for various interests and passions including: weekends with his brothers at the ranch; country music and dancing in Luckenbach, Texas; spending quality time with his daughter; nights watching the camp fire; and Texas A&M football.
Services will be held this Friday, January 26, 2018 at 2 PM at the Kerrville Funeral Home Chapel, 1221 Junction Highway, Kerrville, TX.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home. (830) 895-5111.
Kerrville Funeral Home Chapel
1221 Junction Hwy.
Kerrville, TX 78028
Friday, January 26, 2018
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