Michael Dayne Rice, age 58 of Olathe, Kansas passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at his home. Memorial services will take place at a later date.
Michael Dayne Rice was born September 21, 1963, in Lawrence, Kansas, the son of Jerry Vincent and Charlene Louise (Fuller) Rice. He grew up in Baldwin, Kansas, moved back and forth to Whittier, California and settled in Kansas City, Missouri where he graduated from Raytown South in 1982. Upon graduation Mike attended the Missouri Institute of Technology where he became an electronics technician. Mike started his career in Oklahoma and later moved to Austin, Texas. Mike grew up a cowboy’s life riding horses alongside his father and brothers and spent many years in the rodeo scene where he rode bulls. Mike was a jack of all trades and was very handy as a carpenter and roofer. Mike loved spending quality time with his son and the Austin Ice Bats hockey team. He was a die-hard KU Jayhawks and Miami Dolphins fan.
Mike is survived by his son Dayne Parker Rice; mother, Charlene Louise Rice; brothers Russell “Rusty” Allen Rice and Jerry “Dusty” Vincent Rice II, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Jerry Vincent Rice (2001)
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