Sandra Feagans Rice, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Sandra was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Franklin Rice, parents, Ernie and Margaret Feagans, son Stephen Rice, grandson Dusty Lowrance, and several aunts and uncles.
Sandra is survived by her sister, Nancy Harlow (Jim) and three daughters: Jan Lowrance, Kimberly Lowe, and Julie Fulbright (Aaron). She also leaves behind two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Sandra grew up in Lakeview, Ga., and was raised Methodist. She was a 1959 graduate of Lakeview High School and served as drum major for the Lakeview marching band.
Sandra loved being with her family. She loved to take vacations to Florida and wedding anniversary trips to Gatlinburg. She was also an adamant sports fan and loved the Tennessee Vols and Georgia Bulldogs. Being a coach’s wife, she also spent many hours at various ball fields, keeping score and cheering on her husband’s teams. Later in life, she loved watching her grandson play. Her children and grandchildren brought her infinite joy.
Sandra also loved music. Among her favorite artists were Barbra Streisand, Gladys Knight, Elvis, and Bon Jovi, just to name a few.
Professionally, Sandra worked as a credit union manager for 41 years. Some of the credit unions included Chubb Life, Velsicol Chemical, Quaker Oats, and Tennessee American Water Company. She was known by the members as a smart, savvy, and witty colleague and friend. She truly enjoyed her job and made many life-long friends over the years.
Sandra was a force of nature who loved and lived her way. As a mother, grandmother, wife, and friend, she will be missed more than words can say.
The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge. The funeral service will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home Chapel.
Burial will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 2.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local Alzheimer’s chapter or to www.alz.org.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.