Larry P. Rice, age 78 of Eaton Township passed away Monday August 9, 2021 in Mercy Hospital in Lorain following a long illness. He was born March 16, 1943 in Webster Springs, West Virginia and was a 45 year resident of North Eaton. Larry was a retired pipe fitter from Ford Motor Company after 25 years. He was a proud US Army veteran, having served 4 years. He was also a member of the King Solomon Lodge #56 since 1979. Larry enjoyed hunting, boating, loved animals and watching The Price Is Right. He is survived by his wife Nellie F. ( Nee Gilles ) Rice, Son Thomas and Tammy ( Kubit ) Rice, son Daniel Rice, daughter Amanda ( John ) Walsh and daughter Catherine ( Brandon ) Siegfried. Survivors also include his grandchildren Amber ( Bryan ) Adkins, Jonathan, Ryan and Hailey Walsh, Paul, Samantha and Morgan Siegfried and by his great grandchildren Aaron, Kayla and Emma Adkins. He is also survived by his sisters Marsha ( Richard ) Johnson, Marilyn McKnight, Maureen Rice, brothers Richard ( Patty ) Rice, Gregory ( Lila ) Rice and by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Calvin & Thelma ( Hines ) Rice. Friends may call in the Duke Funeral Home 1021 Main St. Grafton on Monday August 16, 2021 from 11 AM until a masonic service by the Elyria Masonic Lodge 787 at 12:45 PM followed by services officiated by Pastor Charlie Duke of the Lakeview Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Eaton Township with VFW Post 1079 providing full military honors. On-line condolences may be left at www.dukefuneralhome.com
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