August 5, 1934 ~ March 27, 2021
Billy Frank Rice, 86, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021 at his home in Greensburg, LA. He loved his community and was a long time resident of Denham Springs. Bill served and defended his country in the United States Air Force. He met his soulmate Loretta on a blind date that lasted 66 years. Bill was a locally and nationally recognized wildlife artist and wood sculpturer. His artwork is displayed in many of the local businesses and homes. In addition to his art, he also worked for many years as a millwright and as a taxidermist. Bill loved his Lord and served him daily and raised his family faithfully in the Lord. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend and will be missed by all who’s lives he touched. Visitation will be held at Amite Baptist Church, Denham Springs, Wednesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. until service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Amite Baptist Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Loretta Richard Rice; daughters, Diana Bobrycki and husband, Mark, Billie Hayman Miller and husband, Rickey, and Aline Wyles and husband, David; grandchildren, Billy, Derek, Caleb, Brandon, Jarrett, Rachael, Jessica, Virginia, Olivia, Julie, and Miranda; 24 great-grandchildren; 3 great great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amy Louise Rice; parents, Odie and Minnie Sullivan Rice; brother, Keith; sisters, Louise and June; and infant sister, Betty Ruth. Please share your condolences at www.sealefuneral.com.