ELKINS, W.Va. (WOWK) — West Virginia native and creator of the “Randolph 200: A Bicentennial Historical past of Randolph County, West Virginia” and “Elkins Centennial Album” Donald Rice died on July 3, 2021, on the Davis Medical Heart in Elkins. He was 92 years outdated.
Rice was born in Bridgeport, West Virginia, on Could 26, 1929. He graduated from Elkins Excessive College in 1947, the place he was President of his senior class. He then acquired a soccer scholarship at Davis and Elkins School. He acquired a Political Science and Economics diploma from Davis and Elkins in 1951 and later acquired a Grasp’s Diploma in Political Science from West Virginia College.
Rice was a trainer at Durbin College in Pocahontas County and Elkins Excessive College, and he served as Principal of Harman College. He retired in 1987 as Assistant Superintendent of Colleges for Randolph County. He additionally retired from the West Virginia Military Nationwide Guard with over 20 years of service, 9 of which had been full-time energetic service. Rice rose to the rank of Grasp Sergeant (MSG) however was formally retired as Sergeant First Class (SFC).
Rice was married to Carolyn Canfield Rice, his spouse of 68 years. She and their three youngsters, Lynne Petrosky of Buckhannon, W.Va., Tom Rice, Xenia, Ohio, and Donna McClung of Sissonville, W.Va., survive him.
Rice revealed a number of books on the area’s historical past, together with “Randolph 200: A Bicentennial Historical past of Randolph County, West Virginia” and “Elkins Centennial Album.” He additionally authored a number of articles for “The West Virginia Encyclopedia” and West Virginia’s “Goldenseal” journal.
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