Jon Michael Rice, Sr, 61 of Beardstown, was greeted by the Lord Sunday, December 31, 2023.
He was born October 18, 1962 in Beardstown, the son of George Robert and Margaret Carnahan Rice.
He is survived by three children Jessica (husband Marvin) Davis of Rushville and their daughters Ava and one arriving soon, Jon (wife Kassi) Rice II of Ainsworth, IA and their children Jon III, Bailey, Rylee, Aiden, Logan, Kieran, and Kasey, and Charlie Rice of Beardstown and her children Lucas and Lorelai; his companion Elizabeth Rice of Beardstown; two brothers Chris (wife Chris) Rice and Eric Rice both of Beardstown; one niece Ashley (husband Tony) Edwards and their daughters Cora and Vivian; two nephews Justice (wife Sarah) Rice and their sons Nolan and Emmett and Tanner (companion Abby Newman) Rice; and his best friend Dave Tucker of Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter Makalya.
Jon graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1981 and then received his associate degree from Lincoln Land Community College. He was a certified drug and alcohol counselor and worked for Brown County Mental Health for 11 years. He then retired from Jacksonville Correctional Center in 2012. Jon was a motorcycle enthusiast who owned Harleys and Indians and was a past member of ABATE. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and collecting guns. He cherished the time spent in Missouri visiting his best bud Dave for deer camp. Jon was responsible for cleaning and cutting the meat but mostly enjoyed bantering with friends. Jon was a member of Grace Bible Church in Beardstown, and his faith ran deep. Above all else, the time spent with his family was his pride and joy.
Funeral services will be held at 3 PM Saturday, January 6, 2024 at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown. Burial will follow in the Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 1-3 PM Saturday at the memorial home.
Memorials have been suggested to Colwell Memorial Home. Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.