David Rice


David Rice, age 55 of Columbus, Ohio passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at his home. He was born June 4, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio.

David was a graduate of West High School. Our brother, uncle, and friend was a music lover, loved to dance, had an impeccable sense of style, was an avid pool player, and a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Michigan fan!

David is preceded in death by his mother, Arbutus Pannell, and father, John Rice, Sr., step-sister, Zelda Rice, brother, John Rice, Jr., brother, Larry Pannell, and great-nephew, Jaurice Blakely.

David is survived by his sister, Peggy (Vic) Thomas of Lynchburg, Virginia, sister, Rebecca (Greg) Pannell, sister, Della (Eddie) Thomas, sister, Linda (Dana) Smoot, sister, Carolyn (Don) Pannell, sister, Sheila (Dan) Pannell, brother, Roger (Becky) Rice, step-sister Crystal Allen, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Visitation 11 am and Funeral 12 noon Thursday, November 2, 2017 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. I’m sending my condolences to the family,
    and I pray for God’s strength in your weaknesses.

    David was like family to me and my family, we also shared the same birthday June 4.

  2. To the Rice and Pannell families, please receive my heart-felt condolences for the loss of David. Remembering his presence as a life-long friend is what makes friends family.

  3. To the family of David, you have my condolences in your loss. God’s original purpose was for the human family to become many, to fill the earth, and to live forever upon it! God warned that death would enter into the world as a consequence for Adam’s disobedience (Genesis 2:16, 17; Romans 5:12). However, because of his undeserved loving kindness, he allowed his son Jesus to die to reverse the effects of sin. May you have faith in his promise of the resurrection of the dead (Acts 24:15).

  4. My heartfelt prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. David will be greatly missed!

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