George Rice

February 15, 2014
George Rice

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WILLIAMSBURG ñ George Fenton Rice passed away peacefully in his home on February 15, 2014, at the age of 92.

Born October 6, 1921, to the late Leonidus V. and Ethel S. Rice, George graduated from the University of Rhode Island and received a Masterís degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He and his wife, Jane, lived in Virginia Beach, VA for over 30 years before retiring to Williamsburg in 1985.

While living in Virginia Beach, George served as the Executive Director of The Planning Council, a non-profit organization specializing in planning and developing health and social welfare services in communities throughout Virginia and adjoining states. He worked closely with community leaders to establish the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. In his later years, he enjoyed cooking and spending time with his Portuguese water dogs, Cosmos and Pooka.

George is survived by his wife, Jane B. Rice; son George F. Rice, Jr. of Williamsburg; and daughter, Janet R. Forsgren and her husband D. Lee Forsgren, Jr. and a grandson, Christopher G. Forsgren, all of Alexandria, VA.

A memorial service will be held at Bruton Parish Church on Saturday, March 8 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bruton Parish Church, P.O. Box 3520, Williamsburg, VA 23187.


Saturday, March 8, 2014
12:00 AM

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church - Directions
201 West Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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  • March 05, 2014
    Yann Pirrone says:
    I worked for Mr. Rice as a teenager while in Thoroughgood. He taught me how to do the job right the first time. He was a true gentleman.

  • February 27, 2014
    Jack Schwolow says:
    My deepest sympathy to the Rice family on the passing of George. He always had a kind word for me when he came with Chris for his tennis lessons at Kingsmill, along with Cosmos too. In sympathy, Jack

  • March 08, 2014
    Sue Zinn says:
    Our sincere condolences to the Rice family. George had such a kind heart and always made everyone he met feel important. He will be greatly missed! Sue & Jim Zinn