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Clayton Richard Rice
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    6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010
    Rockville, MD 20852

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“I'm so sorry to hear about Clayton. He was one of my best friends in school and college. Clayton and I were roommates in college and he was best man...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Mark Fredenburg - Plainwell, MI

“Such a sad loss. While I only knew you a short while, you were a true friend and I was blessed to have had the pleasure of calling you friend. Rest...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Cynthia` Shiller - Gregory, MI

“Rest in peace brother. I'm going to miss you. ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Marco Zanetti - Battle Creek, MI

“Clayton and I worked together at the Bridgman Post. He was always a great guy to be around and always had a good joke. He was a mentor to many of us...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Joe Cook - St. Joseph, MI

“So sorry to hear this. I have fond memories of Clayton and Sharon during police academy and living in Bridgeman. ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: Susan Swank - Battle Creek, MI

“From the last of the 3 amigos. Clayton, Tim Nixon and I graduated from the 100th recruit school. We arrived at the St. Joseph post in the summer of...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Robert & Cheri Arciniega - FL

“To the Rice Family,Please accept my condolences on the loss of Clayton. His memory will always be in the hearts of those he's touched. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Dennis Diggs - Livonia, MI

“Clayton was a good man who had some hard times but through it all he still loved his family and would have your back on the streets no matter what....Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Jeff Varga - Rockford - Coworker

“Buddy, you will be missed. There are too many memories to share. You were a great partner at the Post. It was an honor and privilege to serve with...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Tim Nauslar - Lansing, MI

“My heart was sadden to hear Clayton had transition from this life. He always had a smile on his face that would light up the Saint Joseph and...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Willie Mays - Benton Harbor, MI

“Clayton was always family to me. I was his FTO but more than that we became family-brothers & best friends. This man had the kindest heart and...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Ron Olson - Fort Myers, FL

“As I remember, Clayton and Tim Nixon as young raw recruits, their first day, checking in at the old St Joe post. So young, and as one of their...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Chuck Coleman - Benton Harbor, MI

“Clayton was a trusted colleague and friend to me from our very first days working together. Although we spoke less frequently after he left the...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Jennifer DenDooven - St. Joseph, MI

“My heart is with you all once again as the family suffers another loss. Clayton was so much fun. I have so many fond memories of him and the Rice...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Diane Keelan - North Port, FL

“So sorry for your loss. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Alfreda Henry - Coworker

“Had the pleasure of knowing Clayton when he was working at MSP Post 57 in Berrien County May you Rest In Peace my brother ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Bobby Simmons - Benton harbor, MI

“Clayton was my training officer when I joined the MSP in 1989. He looked out dor me and taught me a lot during our time together. Although ww lost...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: James Bennett - St Joseph, MI

“Clay was a special man that taught me how to treat people doing wrong with compassion and empathy, while still being firm and accountable. Clay...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Mindi Logan - Baroda, MI

“I'm sad to hear this. He was a good friend in high school. Please keep his legacy alive by sharing memories. He will be missed by many. ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Jodi (Perkins) Clock - Muskegon, MI

“So sad to hear. Clayton was a great guy and served his State with distinction. Prayers to the family. ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Bruce Barea - Battle Creek, MI

“I'm so sorry to hear of your about your loss,prayers are with you and your family. Love u guys ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Julie Norton witthuhn - IN

“Our heart goes out to the family for their loss. To my granddaughter Allysa and grandchildren we love all of you. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Ron & Janice (Granny) Wodd - MI

“Clayton was a great friend and co-worker. I fondly remember him as "Big Daddy". We shared many laughs through the years working together at the...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Jill Weber - Bonita Springs, FL

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Clayton Richard Rice, age 57, of Battle Creek passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, January 16, 2018 at the Advantage Living Center in Battle Creek. He was born in Battle Creek on April 13, 1960, the son of Richard W. and Marlene A. (Jaeger) Rice. Clayton graduated from Lakeview High School with the Class of 1978, where he swam on the swim team, and furthered his education at Western Michigan University, receiving a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. He retired from the Michigan State Police in 2002 after more than 16 years of service as a Trooper with the Bridgman Post.

Clayton was sadly preceded in death by his mother, Marlene on January 20, 2017. He is survived by his daughter, Alyssa (Lincoln) Fox of Texas; his grandchildren Jonah & Stella Fox of Texas; his father, Richard of Battle Creek; his sisters, Debra (Duane) Newman and Michelle Lucero, both of Battle Creek; his niece, Melissa (Matty Freds) Newman; his nephews, Matthew Newman and Preston Lucero; and a special friend, Sharon Townsend.

Clayton was an avid University of Michigan football fan and enjoyed golfing & fishing when he was physically able. He truly loved spending time with his family, especially his daughter and grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 27th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care where a memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday. Memorials directed to the American Kidney Fund would be appreciated. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Clayton may be placed at