Larry Rice tribute in FL paper

Thanks to reader Larry Jackson, who tipped us to this lovely Larry Rice tribute which appears in this morning’s Citrus County Chronicle. The article by Nancy Kennedy contains quotes from Larry’s widow, Linda, brothers Ronnie and Wyatt, and mom Louise Rice. Though brief, it is both a career overview and a personal glimpse into Larry’s life away from music.

Here’s just a taste:

Born in Danville, Va., Larry met Linda in a phone booth in Donalsonville, Ga. She was making a long-distance call and saw him and thought he was the handsomest man she had ever seen. All the girls in town wanted to date him, but he picked her.

On their first date they went to the fair. Linda recalled how they went on a ride and Larry lost all the change out of his pockets.

So many memories, so many stories, Linda said.

You can read the whole article here, though a quick, free registration is required.

Fans of the recently departed bluegrass musician will surely appreciate reading about his family life, and friends can relish the shared memories of the man they knew off stage.

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