Daniel Douglas Rice ’50

Daniel Douglas Rice ’50, of Greenville, S.C., died Feb. 9. Born in Yemassee, S.C., he was the son of the late Daniel W. Rice, Sr. and Annie Belle Carson Rice. He spent his boyhood in Bennettsville, S.C., and later lived in Savannah; Montgomery, Ala.; and Atlanta. He retired as a sales representative with Amoco Oil to Jefferson, where he was a member of Jefferson Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Davidson, where he played varsity football, was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity for over 50 years, and continued to have a great love and devotion for Davidson. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Air Force during World War II, was a prisoner of war in Germany, and was a decorated war hero and recipient of the Purple Heart. Rice was preceded in death by sisters, Willie Mae Poplin and Margie Patterson; brothers, Clarence “Jack” Edward Rice, James Webster Rice, Daniel Webster Rice, Jr.; and a longtime friend, Sumner Smith. Survivors include several caring nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Davidson College Athletic Foundation, P.O. Box 7172, Davidson, NC 28035-7172.