CANTON, Ohio - Duane E. Rice, 72, went home to be with the Lord on July 21, 2014.

He was born on Nov. 21, 1941, the son of Harold and Bessie Rice in Rose City, Michigan. Duane grew up in Rose City in the Lumber Industry where he was fondly nicknamed the “Lumber Jack” because of his hard work and his great sense of humor. He carried that philosophy and his greatest philosophy which was to focus his life to preach The Word of God and share God’s love throughout his life.

Duane was the Pastor of Evangelical Friends Church Eastern Region for 37 years in Ohio and Virginia (Trinity Van Wert, Deerfield, Providence and Virginia Beach). He was an area superintendent for six years and served as interim pastor at three churches for two years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John Rice and Roger Rice; and son, Wayne Rice.

Duane is survived by his loving family, his best friend and wife of 52 years, Carol Ann Rice; sons, Greg (Pam) Rice and Shawn (Deb) Rice; seven grandchildren; and two great -grandchildren.

A celebration of his Homegoing to Heaven was be held Friday, July 25 at the Reed Funeral Home (North Canton Chapel).

II Tim 4:7 I fought the good fight …

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