Larry David Rice went to his heavenly home 01/02/22 at the age of 63. He was born June 18, 1958 to Clyde and Sharon Rice in Vinita, Ok. In his youth Larry lived in various parts of Oklahoma until 1967 when the family moved to Alaska. Larry returned to Bushyhead, Ok where he graduated from Chelsea High School then studied at OSU. Larry enjoyed “tinkering,” and possessed an uncanny talent for inventions which often he gave as unique gifts. Larry enjoyed wood turning and gifting his handiwork. Larry loved animals and children with a loving heart and gentle manner and the reciprocal was evident. Larry was a passionate sailor who enjoyed racing ‘Ol Dollar on Lake Oologah. He tenderly cared for his parents Clyde and Sharon until their passing. Larry was a member at the Chelsea Church of Christ and a dedicated follower of God.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Sharon Rice as well as numerous Aunts and Uncles.
Larry is survived by his wife, Cindy Rice of the home; brother Garry (Patti) Rice of Chelsea; sister Donna (Richard) Costello of Edmond, Sons David Rice, Nathan Rice and daughter Stephanee Rice. Stepchildren Louise (Paul) Larby-Luccier, Nick Larby, Daniel Wilson, Aaron (Taylor)Wilson, Weston Wilson, James (Jess) Wilson, Nifty Bullock and Cheyenne Bushman. Grandchildren Jimi, Hayden, Kiera, Zoey, Oliver, Connor & Ian and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Larry was a kind, humble, joy filled person whose devotion to God was apparent in his everyday actions. Larry was indeed “the salt of the earth,” who will be remembered in our hearts.
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