Mr. Earl Farrel Rice passed away on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at the age of 72.

Earl was born on March 4, 1948 to the late Earnest Eldon Rice and the late Minnie Mary Crews Rice.  

He is married to Linda Grace Rice.

Earl was the owner and operator of A and E Race Cars. He loved racing and antique cars. He especially loved his grandson and his family.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter Tina Rice-Smith and husband Jamie; grandson J.D. Smith; daughter Shelly Garcia and husband Sammy; brothers Eldon Rice and wife Josephine, John Rice and wife Mary, Aubrey Rice and wife Jeanette, and Allen Rice and wife Cathy.

In addition to his parents, a son, Jerry Wayne Rice; sisters Joyce Boyd and Alease Stevens; brother Curtis Rice; and his best friend, Danny Willis Sr., also preceded him in death.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at South Boston Church of God. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the South Boston Speedway.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Service, South Boston.