Cover photo for Phillip Jiles Rice, Jr.'s Obituary
1957 "Pete" 2024

Phillip Jiles Rice, Jr.

August 12, 1957 — March 29, 2024


Phillip “Pete” Jiles Rice, Jr., 66, of Charlotte departed this life on March 29, 2024. 

Pete was born August 12, 1957, in Charlotte, North Carolina to the late Phillip Jiles Rice, Sr. and late Audrey Criswell. He was proceeded in death by his daughter, Meredith Smith and a brother, Perry Rice. 

He is survived by his wife of 42 years Kim; son Charlie (Amy); four granddaughters Ashlyn (Paige), Nydia (Damerrick), Trinity, Sydney; three great grandchildren Aubrey, Ezekial and Elijah; sisters, Teresa (Jeff) and Deborah; brother Jeff (Jean) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Pete joined the Marines out of high school and ran a construction business most of his working years.

Pete was extremely outgoing, and never met a stranger. He had a huge heart always wanting to help those around him. He enjoyed having a good time and was always the life of the party. His family and friends meant the world to him. Pete enjoyed family time whether it was hanging around a fire pit with friends and family, singing karaoke, deep sea fishing, riding horses and motorcycles, and watching football. Most of all he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. He will be greatly missed. 

The family will receive friends on Tuesday. April 2, 2024, from 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland, NC. The Celebration of Life service will begin at 3:00 pm at the same location in the Jack Hartsell Memorial Chapel officiated by Rev. Erik Johnson.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Rice family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, April 2, 2024

1:30 - 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

Hartsell Funeral Home - Midland

13575 Broadway Ave, Midland, NC 28107

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

3:30 - 4:30 pm (Eastern time)

Jack Hartsell Memorial Chapel

13575 Broadway Avenue, Midland, NC 28107

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