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December 14, 1934 ~ February 4, 2019 (age 84)
Gaylord Rice, 84 of Grayson, KY, formally of Mansfield, OH went to be with his Lord on Monday February 4, 2019 at the Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital in Ohio. He was born December 14, 1934 in Carter Co., KY a son of the late Vernon and Hazel Marie Carroll Rice. In addition to his parents, Gaylord was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years in 2010, Ruth May Rice; and a brother, Ronald Rice. He was a member of the Willard Missionary Baptist Church, retired from AK Steel of Mansfield after 40 years. He loved playing guitar and listening to music, and enjoyed gardening. Gaylord was known for his caring heart, quick wit and contagious sense of humor. Gaylord is survived by two sons, Gaylord Jr. and wife Dawn Rice of Shelby, OH and Hubert Rice of Mansfield, OH; three daughters Brenda and husband Doug Shields of Westerville, OH, Glenda and husband Michael Case of Centerburg, OH and Rebecca and husband Robert Burriss of Ontario, OH; one sister, Hilda Hall of Grayson; eight grandchildren, Gabriel, Tyler, Brianna, Caleb, Emily, Amanda, Parker and Arie; two great-grandchildren; Gavin and Gracie; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Friday February 8th 2019 at the Malone Funeral Home by George Steele. Burial will follow in the Damron Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and after 9 am Friday until the service hour at Malone Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the Rice Family at www.malonefuneralhome.com.