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East LaPorte Community Church
Sunday September 5th, 2021

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Jon Russell Rice

Jon Russell Rice, 67 of Sylva, passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Jon was born on June 17, 1954, to the late Robert E. Rice and Elizabeth J. Magee (Betty Rice).

Jon was part of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity and the class of ’72 Fisher High School Alumni. Jon enjoyed going camping and doing outdoor activities during his free time. He was faithfully devoted to his family and friends. Jon attend East LaPorte Grace Community Church.

Jon is survived by his step-daughter, Alina Shevchenko of Raleigh, NC; sister, Robin Rice Davis of Urbana, IL; brother, Richard Rice of Aledo, TX. He is also survived by nieces, Nicole Kingery of Urbana, IL, Miranda Kingery Czerwonka of Tuscola, IL, Rebeka Levy of Fort Worth, TX, and Kendra Vartuli of Austin TX; grand-nieces, Cheyenne Toney, and Emily Czerwonka.

In addition to his parents, Jon is preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence R. and Elizabeth S. Rice; and John F. and Irene E. Glawe.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at East LaPorte Grace Community Church in Cullowhee, NC. Pastor David Zachary will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to World Vision https://donate.worldvision.org/

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Very sorry to hear this news today. I got to know Rusty over the years when I was the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation. I traveled all over the country and met with alumni and Jon was alway willing to schedule time and visit. He also was a early member of the 1899 Society. Really enjoyed our visits and know that he loved his community and Delta Sig. Rest easy, Rusty. YITBOS

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