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Carlton E. Rice
Carlton E. Rice passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Floresville, Texas, at the age of 74 years, 10 months, and 24 days. He was born July 7, 1938, in Corbin, Ky., to Dean and Margaret Hensley Rice. He was a former resident of Kentucky and San Antonio, and a resident of Floresville for 21 years.
A 32nd Degree Mason, Lodge No. 515 & O.E.S. No. 271 AF&AM, Carlton was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict as a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Carlton is survived by his wife, Clara Moncayo Rice of Floresville; his children, Carla Rice of San Antonio and Cindy Jones and husband Rick of Fort Worth; his grandchildren, Stephanie Springer and husband Nolan and James Jones and wife Amanda; his great-grandchildren, Ashley, Allison, and Aaron Jones; his stepbrother, Bill Dorsey; his cousin, David Broderick; and a host of friends.
Visitation was held Thursday, June 6, at noon in the Franklin Funeral Home in Floresville.
A funeral service was held Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the O.E.S. officiating.
Interment followed at 2:45 p.m. in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio with Masons and O.E.S. officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX 75284-1125.
Serving as pallbearers were Rick Jones, Nolan Springer, James Jones, Aaron Jones, Ken Ardoin, David Broderick, and Johnny Moncayo. Masons served as honorary pallbearers.
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