Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat


September 12, 2013

David Wayne Rice

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — David Wayne Rice of Pauls Valley passed away September 9, 2013 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 58 years.

David was born February 2, 1955 in Amarillo, Texas to Roy A. and Betty Jean (Persall) Rice.

David was raised in Amarillo and is a graduate of the Amarillo High School. At the early age of 12 David became his church’s main pianist. Music has always been an important part of his life.

He continued his education by attending two years at the Amarillo Junior College and later earned his Degree in Pharmacy by attending Southwestern State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma.

He was married to Joyce Ann Chandler in Amarillo, Texas on June 12, 1976. They had lived in Levelland for 25 years before moving to Pauls Valley. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Levelland, Texas and attended Higher Ground for the past year and a half.

He was preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law, Ola Louise Chandler.

The Eagle, Globe and Anchor pin that has been placed with David is the original pin earned by his son, Scott, while in Boot Camp with the United State Marines.

Surviving family include his wife, Joyce Ann of the home; son, LCpl. Scott Rice, U.S. Marine Corp and his wife Danielle Rice of Levelland, Texas; four grandchildren: Alexis Marie, Kylee Micah, Dallas Juan and Tezrah Faith; father-in-law, James O. Chandler of Pauls Valley; two brothers-in-law, Dr. James Michael Chandler and his wife Bonnie of Celina, Texas, and Joe Wesley Chandler of Pauls Valley; one sister-in-law, Dr. Arlinda Kay Hodges and her husband Mark of Canon City, Colorado; four aunts: Joyce Payne, Donnie Persall, Frances Persall, and Kaye Wiegman and her husband Birdette; one niece, Stacey Moore; two nephews, Lt. Col. Select, Ryan Moon, U.S. Air Force, and his wife Dr. Gesa Moon, and Jonathan Chandler and numerous cousins.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Stufflebean-Coffey Chapel of Remembrance officiated by Rev. Tim White and Rev. Billy Bowles.

Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family’s guestbook at

Text Only
  • Luan Adams

    Luan Adams, 77, of Wynnewood was born Oct. 22, 1936 and passed away July 27, 2014.

    July 29, 2014

  • Sybil Leach

    Sybil Fern Leach of Wynnewood, Oklahoma was born to Al Bonnie and Donnie May (Boyd) Vanderburg on December 31, 1916 in Hot Springs, Arkansas and passed from this life on July 28, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 97 years.

    July 29, 2014

  • Eva L. Dickson Wright

    Eva L. Dickson Wright, passed away July 25, 2014 at her home in Purcell, Oklahoma at the age of 77 years.

    July 29, 2014

  • Francis Leona ‘Chock’ Rutledge

    Francis Leona “Chock” Rutledge, 94, of Lindsay was born Nov. 29, 1919 and passed away July 22, 2014 in Norman, Okla.

    July 25, 2014

  • Nellie Travis

    Nellie Lee Dutton Travis of Elmore City, Oklahoma was born September 10, 1932 in Blackwell, Oklahoma to the late Ferguson Roosevelt “Ted” Dutton and Alice Vaughncil Harrison Dutton and passed from this life on July 22, 2014 at her home in Elmore City, Oklahoma at the age of 81 years.

    July 25, 2014

  • Lisa D. Brinkley

    Lisa D. Brinkley of Springdale, Arkansas was born to Clarence (C. L.) and Bertha (Wright) Pelfrey on November 3, 1947 in Yuba City, California and passed from this life on July 15, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 66 years.

    July 17, 2014

  • Roger Glen Clayton

    Roger Glen Clayton, of Wynnewood, was born April 22, 1960 in Arizona to Sonny B. and Wanda Ruth (Riddle) Clayton. He passed away July 10, 2014 in Newcastle, Oklahoma at the age of 54 years.

    July 17, 2014

  • Reba Joyce Dawson

    Reba Joyce Dawson of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to Ben and Gertie Mae (Gates) Crawford Jr. on July 28, 1934 in Carthage, Texas and passed from this life on July 8, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 79 years.

    July 17, 2014

  • Lawatha Dean Gilley

    Lawatha Dean Gilley, of Pauls Valley, passed away July 8, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 80 years.

    July 17, 2014

  • Richard Dale Lindsey

    Richard Dale Lindsey, 84, was born Jan. 23, 1930 in Elmore City, Okla., to Dale and Maud Lindsey.

    July 17, 2014

Business Marquee

  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.





    e-mail request to

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue