Tandy C. Rice, Jr., of Nashville, died Aug. 3, 2015. Tandy Clinton Rice, Jr., age 76, passed away on August 3, 2015

Tandy was born in Franklin, Tennessee and was graduated by The Citadel with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1961 and subsequently served a three year commitment in the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command. Mr. Rice, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Top Billing International, a Nashville-based entertainment and marketing company specializing in the world-wide booking and management of some of the most notable names in Country Music.

A supporter of numerous civic groups and charities, he holds a Master Degree in Liberal Arts from Vanderbilt University, an Honorary PhD from the Citadel, is a former President of the Country Music Association, a member of the North American Country Music Hall of Fame, and the founder of the fully endowed Rice Scholarship at The Citadel. He was recently inducted into the INT. Entertainment Buyers Hall of Fame.

He has two precious children, Marjorie German Rice Mason & Cynthia McEwen Rice Simonet, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He is a lifetime member of the Country Music Association & The Nashville Association of Talent Directors, twice president of the Franklin High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Visitation, Friday August 7, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at The Fourth Avenue Church of Christ, 117 4th Avenue North, Franklin, TN 37064. Memorial Service Saturday, August 8, 2015, 11 a.m. at The Fourth Avenue Church of Christ, 117 4th Avenue North, Franklin, TN 37064. Memorial Donations may be made to The Rice Family Middle-Tennessee Scholarship Fund at The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409, or GraceWorks Ministries, 104 Southeast Pkwy, Franklin, TN 37064. Condolences may be offered online at tennesseanfuneralhome.com

Services entrusted to Tennessean Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fred Johnson, Funeral Director in charge of arrangements. Phone (615) 386-3725 or (615) FUNERAL.

Posted in: The Tennesean

Posted on: 2015-08-04

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