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Joshua "Josh" Eugene Rice

April 29, 1995 ~ November 8, 2020 (age 25)

Obituary

Joshua Eugene Rice, "Josh" was born April 29, 1995 and left this world on his own terms on November 8, 2020. 

Josh is the son of Lance Rice of Beckley, West Virginia, Maria Chicone of Columbia, South America, Anne Stover and the late Harold Mike Stover, both of Beckley.  In addition to his parents, left to continue this Earthly Journey are his daughter and the love of his life Trinaty Marie and her mother Emilea Maxwell; siblings Stephanie, Katie, Lamera, Travis and Adarian; his honorary brother and lifelong friend Richard "Ricky" Maniece; uncle Gary; aunts Corinne, Ashley, Loradawn, Cimberly, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Joshua was a young, vibrant, sporadic, charismatic, impulsive, intelligent, philosophical lover of life, thrills and adventure.  Josh lived life to the fullest and was the light to any room that he walked into.  Josh was well known for his love of people, animals and of life, and although we weren't ready, he chose this day to be the last page.  

The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 pm at Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center.  Interment will follow services at Sunset Memorial Park.  Please continue to scroll down to view Josh's memorial tribute video. For those who wish to attend services, we request facial coverings to be worn and to please practice social distancing.  For those who prefer to attend virtually, you may visit www.meltonmortuary.com and click on the live viewing link.  Words of comfort may also be offered to the family at www.meltonmortuary.com

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Services

Visitation
Monday
November 16, 2020

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center
1200 Harper Road
Beckley, WV 25801

Funeral Service
Monday
November 16, 2020

1:00 PM
Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center
1200 Harper Road
Beckley, WV 25801

Video is available for this event


Interment
Monday
November 16, 2020

2:30 PM
Sunset Memorial Park
1925 Harper Rd
Beckley, WV 25801

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