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Richard Don Rice

Richard Don Rice, 28, of Sandy Vally, Nevada, passed away on January 1, 2024, in Mena, Arkansas. Richard was born on September 11, 1995, to Robert Ewirn Rice and Cheryll Ann (Beam) Rice in Las Vegas, Nevada. He worked in construction most of his life. He was known for being a jack of all trades, especially when it came to his hands. He was notorious for taking things apart and putting them back together. He was a jokester, extremely intelligent, and had a passion for working on cars and tattoos.

Richard is survived by his parents, Robert Rice and Cheryll Rice, brothers, Kenneth Hale, Jr. and Steven Thompson, sisters, Annie Fairless and Jordann Kenyon, nephews, Zeppelin Smith and Kasher Dollarhyde, and his best friend Riley who is a German Shepard.

He is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Linda Rice and Willa Regalado.

There are no services scheduled at this time and cremation is under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

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