Lewis Martin Rice Jr., age 81 and a resident of Daphne Alabama, passed away Monday July 20, 2020. He had battled cancer for many years, and stayed in the fight until the end. There will be no public service due to the Pandemic. The family will hold a private scattering of the ashes of both Lew and Linda. Donations to Mitchell Cancer Institute of Fairhope are welcome in lieu of flowers. Lew was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Linda Jane Rice, who died unexpectedly May 6, 2020. His parents were Lewis Martin Rice, Sr. and Marie Ellen (Eyler) Rice. He is survived by his children, Michelle Rogers and Briton Rice; His grandchildren: Ethan Rogers, Jenna Rogers, Kaylee Rogers, Emma Rogers and Katelyn Rogers; his sister Joan Baugher; nieces, nephews and friends. Lew was born and raised in Cumberland, Maryland. He had a long career with Chevrolet in sales and management after serving in the United States Army. He had numerous hobbies over the years which brought him much enjoyment. He loved boating and fishing. He even built and sold custom fishing lures and rods. He was enthralled with custom vehicles. He built, restored and showed numerous vehicles. He entered some in contests and is the proud owner of many many trophies. He was an active member in Gear Jammers Car Club of Baldwin County, Alabama. Lew and Linda loved the Gear Jammers family, and drew strength from their support and companionship. Dad held out hope until the end of having another opportunity to take his latest vehicle to show, “Teddy” his custom Camero. Dad was very inventive and artistic, adding the perfectionist “Lew” touch to our everyday lives. He enjoyed coloring with the grandkids, and teaching them how to blend colors, and add shading and depth to their creations. We will hold dear photos from many years of Pop Pop dressed as Santa with the grandkids!
You will be missed...and remembered. Our Dad; Pop Pop; brother; uncle; friend.