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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Rice, George Allen Jr.




George Allen Rice, Jr. “Jocko”, 87 of New Kensington (formerly of Penn Hills) went to meet his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at his Son’s home. Born in Pittsburgh on April 24, 1933, he was the son of the late George A. and Louise W. (Williams) Rice. Beloved Husband of the late Joyce S. Rice. Loving Father of George Randy Rice of New Kensington, Bonnie Lynn Craft of Illinois, Shirley Louise (Bill) Kemp of Monroeville, and the late Denise Renee VanHook. Father-in-Law of Timothy VanHook of Durham, NC. Grandfather of 8 and Great-Grandfather of 2. Brother of the late Martha Lenoir and Edna Mae Rice. Jocko was a long time member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Oakmont where he served as a deacon. He worked for Longs Sanitation, Edgewater Steel and later at Penn Hills School as a Janitor. He sang with the Voices of St. Paul Senior Choir, and the Alle Kiski Choralieers, and its male choir. He played for the Iron Men where he was inducted into the Canton Hall of Fame in 2002, and was an avid Steeler fan. With all of his accomplishments, his main point of his life was his family and his strong faith in Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Friends and relatives will be received on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at St. Paul Baptist Church, 180 Delaware Ave. Oakmont from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service with Rev. Reid Greene officiating will be private due to current health situation. Masks and social distancing are required. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell next to his wife. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont