Date of Death: January 7, 2024

Service Details

Private burial will be held at Ft. Custer National Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Lloyd Lee Rice, 80, of Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2024 at his home.

He was born October 5, 1943 in Olympia, Washington, the son of Wayne E. and Eva L. (Derry) Rice.

Lloyd served his country in the United States Army and was a dedicated forklift driver at Weyerhaeuser for 40 years.

He was a member of the American Legion, a golfer, and a fan of Tigers baseball. He also loved his very special dog “Buttons.”

Remaining to cherish Lloyd’s memory are two sons, Lawrence “Ed” (Roxann) Rice and Robert Scott “Rob” Rice, both of Three Rivers; grandchildren, Megan (Jordon) Kelley, Brent Hughes, Kayla (Jared Land) Rice, Austin Rice, Tatum (Brian Parache) Rice, Lauren Rice, and Dylan Rice; great-grandchildren, Mia, Zoe, and Leo Kelley, Drew and Kaylynn Bowen, and Raelynn Land; brothers and sisters, Robert Earl Rice, Shala Lee Smith, Sylvia Lobato, and Delores “Dede” Braun.

He was preceded in death by parents.

Additional Information

Donations in Lloyd’s memory may be directed to his family c/o Ed Rice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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  1. Lloyd was my next door neighbor at Bentwaters Apartments. He was such a kind wonderful person. He will be so missed by many. We also used to work together at Meijer doing food demos. A special man.

  2. I have known Lloyd for many years through the American Legion. He was very involved for many years. One example is he took care of the deposits and checks written for the Charitable Gains account and counted money and pull tab tickets every morning until a knee replacement occurred. He would still attend the senior hot dog Wednesdays and the Friday night dinners. I would tease him Fridays when he came for dinner because he brought ladies from the apartments at the Commission on Aging, and I called them his harem. He will be greatly missed.

      • The first time I met Lloyd was on the 515 at Weyerhaeuser in 1996, Ed. He told me he had been at Weyerhaeuser since 1964. The year I was born. That just blew me away and one of the many stories I’ll always remember. It was always great to have a chat with him right up to last year. My sincere condolences are with you all during this difficult time.

  3. Robert, very sorry for your loss, have fond memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family 🙏❤️🙏
    Love, Tammy Jo Fosdick

  4. My sweet Father in law. How I am so grateful that we were family for almost 28 years. I love how he accepted me from day one as a daughter. And appreciate everything he ever did for us. Lloyd was a man that had a heart of gold. My heart is so broken that I can not be there but please know I will love and cherish you always. Now I’m sure he’s up in heaven with my Grandpa and I can only imagine the conversation. 🥰 Best Grandpa to his Grandkids.

    • I met Lloyd at Bentwaters while walking our dogs. He talked me into joining the COA. Then we both got apts at the same time. We became good friends. I tried to get my dog Roscoe and his Buttons to marry but he wouldn’t have it. He helped me with so many things and would give the shirt off his back to anyone. I love him like a brother and will always carry him in my heart.

  5. Sorry to hear about Lloyd’s passing, worked with him for many years, and after he retired I would always see him at meijers handing out samples, he was a great guy and will miss him a lot Ron B.

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