Joseph Lee Rice, 19, of Commercial Drive, Bridgeport, OH died Friday, June 6, 2014.

Joseph was born in Wheeling, WV on January 2, 1995, the son of Randy Rice and Cheryl Lynn (Miller) Gooch of Bridgeport, OH.

He was a member of the Christian Church of Bethesda, OH. Joseph was a 2014 graduate of Bridgeport High School.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Robert Miller.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by brother, Ryan L. Rice and a sister, Alyssa Lynn Rice, both of Bridgeport, OH; aunt, Rebecca D. (Joseph) Zelek, Dillonvale, OH; cousin, Ava R. Zelek, Dillonvale, OH. Maternal grandparents; Robert and Cindy Miller, great grandmother, Vicki Miller and great- grandparents, James and Sandra McLoud.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, OH where friends will be received Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 until time of service at 7 p.m. with Brother Tim Snyder officiating.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

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