Clay D. Rice

Clay D. Rice, 64, of Scottsboro, AL passed away onWednesday, October 13, 2021 following a brief illness. Clay was born in Havre, MT on January 30,1957. Clay was 1of 6 children, raised on his parents' farm in Big Sandy, Mt. From an early age, Clay was taught the value of hard work, family commitment and community service.

Clay is a retired truck driver with over 20 years' experience. His career took him to every state in the union and allowed him to make friends of every background--he loved making people laugh! Clay's hobbies include fishing, hunting, motorcycles, compound bows and ham radios. He holds an Associates Degree in Computer Science and loved all things electronic.

Clay is survived by his wife of 28 years, Melinda Osmer Rice, by his son, Clayton Rice (Morriah Schroeder) of Verndale, MN and by his daughters: Eva West (Tom Brodersen) of Fridley, MN, Syble Nemetz (John) of Scottsboro AL, Crystal Gibbs (David) of Vinemont, AL and Heather Duvall of Scottsboro, AL, by his brothers: Wade Rice and Ben Rice (Kathy) both of Big Sandy, MT, Rocky Rice of Fort Benton, MT, Will Rice (Danetta) of Ainsworth, NB and his sister, Alreen Jensen (Tim), of Kalispell, MT. Nieces and nephews, Justin Jenson, Kieron Rice, Rylee Rice, Aurbree Rice and Kelby Rice

Clay was preceded in death by his parents, Warren Alfred Rice and Irene Shurtliff Rice.Clay's beloved grandchildren include: Damion Rice, Clayton Rice, Jr., Derek Rice, Rosalyn Brodersen, Kody Brodersen. Allyson Duvall, Embrey Duvall and Crystal Muschik.

Clay was an amazing man; he was a "strength" that others leaned on but he was also a gentle giant who gave his all.

Clay was a wonderful husband, father and pawpaw; our world is incomplete without him in it. For now, we live in the promise of our Lord Jesus Christ, that we will be reunited again.

Visitation will was held on Tuesday October 19, 2021 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Rudder Funeral Home in Scottsboro, Alabama.

Memorial Service was be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday October 19, 2021 at the Rudder Funeral Home in Scottsboro, Alabama.

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