Colby Allen Rice, 31, of El Dorado, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017 in Bradley County.

He is survived by his precious sons, Ryan Landen Rice, 13, of Hermitage, and Brantlee Taylor Rice, 4, of Warren; his parents, Robert Allen Rice and wife Melissa of El Dorado; s29ix brothers, Robert Allen Rice, Jr. of New Edinburg, Dillan Rice of Monticello, Tyler Crosswhite and Houston Crosswhite, both of El Dorado, Brent Crook of Monticello, and Tyrell Smith of Hermitage; three sisters, Kali Belvedresi of Warren, Christy Rice of Warren, and Britany Crosswhite of Pine Bluff; paternal grandmother, Helen Milburn of El Dorado; maternal grandparents, Monica Patrick of Monticello and Linda Crook Allen of Monticello, Larry Crutchfield and wife Marilyn of Monticello; great-grandmother Willene McBride of Monticell; uncles, aunts, cousins, ball playing buddies, racing buddies, hunting buddies and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, R.C. and Temmie “Tency” Rice and Don Crook.

Colby was an energetic, lively person, who never met a stranger without a smile. His smile was infectious. He was an outdoorsman who loved working in the logging woods. He loved to mud ride and hunt and had a passion for driving his race car “2 R”. He had a love for life and his boys were his prize. Colby loved and stood up for his family and would always help or add support to someone in need. He truly had an effect on everyone he met.

Colby was taken from us way too soon, but we are confident God has his hands on him so that he may rest easy.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 31 at Landmark Baptist Church. Burial will be at Gravelridge Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 30 at Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren.


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