Emeritus Chancellor for Diocese Hamilton ‘Chip’ Rice

BRADENTON – H. Hamilton ‘Chip’ Rice, Jr., Esquire, who served as County Attorney for Manatee County from 1983 to 1997, died June 11, 2015. H. Hamilton ‘Chip’ Rice, Jr., Esquire, who served as County Attorney for Manatee County from 1983 to 1997, passed away on June 11, 2015. He practiced law in the private sector in Manatee County until his retirement in 2013. Born in Kentucky, anyone who knew Chip Rice referred to him as a ‘true Kentucky gentleman’. He served in the United States Army and the Army Reserves. Chip shared his time, talent and wisdom through his involvement with many non-profit organizations serving Manatee County, and was a Chancellor and Senior Warden at Christ Episcopal Church. Chip Rice is survived by his wife, Lester; his son, H. Hamilton Rice, III, and daughter-in-law, Kim Rice; his daughter, Margaret Rice Owen; step-son, Phil Bartles, Jr.; step-daughter, Sarah Kathryn Bartles, and son-in-law, Bret DeBenedictis; and grandchildren Brent Haire, Taylor Ravenna, Lind… …. Born Aug. 25, 1935, he practiced law in the private sector in Manatee County until his retirement in 2013. Born in Kentucky, anyone who knew Chip Rice referred to him as a ‘true Kentucky gentleman’. He served in the United States Army and the Army Reserves. Chip shared his time, talent and wisdom through his involvement with many non-profit organizations serving Manatee County including serving as Senior Warden at Christ Episcopal Church. He was Chancellor Emeritus of the Diocese of Southwest…