Ellis C. (Bud) Rice, age 84, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019. After serving 3 years in the Army, he worked at Chrysler for 30 before retiring in 1994. Bud was a jack of all trades. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and playing music but most important was spending time with family. Bud is survived by his wife of 59 years, Pearl; daughter Marcia Strag (Kevin); daughter Connie Rice; daughter Brenda Barski (George) and 3 grandchildren: Samantha Barski, Brandon Rice, and Kevin Strag Jr; brother Robert Rice (Ceil) sister Joyce Greer and brother Larry Rice (Theada). Preceded in death by his parents Ellis N and Margaret Rice and his sister Margaret (Peggy) Longernecker. Visitation will be held on Friday August 16 at 12-1 pm followed by a service at 1 pm at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808. Burial will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to American Kidney Foundation.