James Andrew Rice

2806 Old Alabama Road
Mc Donald, TN
Home: 423.488.1601


What song most reminds you of your school days?  
In The Still of the Night
What teacher most influenced you?  
Mrs. Ogle
Which reunions have you attended?  
10, 25, 50

Which was your favorite?  


Fondest memories of your days at Central:
How fast it went and all the girls I had a crush on. (Where are they now)


My life since graduation:  

After graduation I worked for a year then went to Tennessee Tech in 1961 but did not expect all the expense of college and had been dating a girl from Brainerd & wanted to be with her more than go college so I dropped out. I worked for a couple of years then joined the USAF in 1963. I was very fortunate to be station at Sewart AFB, Smyrna Tennessee later that year after I had attended tech school in Illinois. On the weekends I would put on my uniform & hitchhike highway 41 to come home to see family. After 2 years in the Air Force I married the girl who I could not live without. I stayed in Smyrna until I got discharged in 1967. I worked at combustion and during my time of employment at combustion I worked 2 jobs & went to school at night. This continued for 2 plus years until I had to quit my part time job because I could not hold up under all the pressure but it turned out to be good & I could concentrate on school. During those 2 years I left Combustion and got a job drafting at another company & continued school until I got a job at TVA and worked there over 36 years. I worked my way up to design engineer and retired in 2006. I have a beautiful wife of 50 years, a house and 9 acres 2 great kids, 4  wonderful grandkids. I got involved with Promise Keepers in 1995 and ever since have been involved with menís ministry in some way, I also do a ministry in Dalton working with men who have been involved with alcohol & drugs. I have been doing that for several years and it keeps me busy. I go to the gym five times a week at 6:30am to do my two-hour workout. I have been very blessed.