Adrian "Johnny" Rice

April 15, 1932 ~ February 25, 2020 (age 87)


Adrian “Johnny” Rice 87 of LaPlata, MD passed away on Tuesday February 25, 2020 in Clinton, MD.

Johnny was born on April 15, 1932 in Washington, DC to the late Thomas H. and Marie G. Rice. He is also predeceased by his wife, Sara Emily Rice and his sister, Nancy L. Arrington. He is survived by his son, John R. Rice; daughter, Mary E. McNey; brother, Thomas H. Rice, Jr.; sister, Mary G. Bowling; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Johnny owned the LaPlata Diner, Balentine Distributor and also retired from PEPCO as a Purchasing Agent.  He was a member of Christ Church LaPlata.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday March 4, 2020 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home LaPlata, MD. On Thursday March 5, 2020  funeral services will be at 11 AM at the Christ Church LaPlata, MD. Interment to follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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March 4, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

March 4, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

Funeral Service
March 5, 2020

11:00 AM
Christ Church LaPlata
112 Charles St./P.O. Box 760
LaPlata, MD 20646

March 5, 2020

12:00 PM
Mt. Rest Cemetery

LaPlata, Maryland 20646


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
200 Vesey Street, 28th Floor, New York NY 10281
Tel: 1-800-533-2873

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