Layel J. Rice, age 85, of Farmer, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville, Ohio, following a sudden illness. Layel worked for 16 years at The Aro Corporation in Bryan, Ohio, was the owner of the River Run Plaza south of Sherwood, Ohio, and was a truck driver. He enjoyed being outdoors and was a life member of the National Campers and Hikers Association. Layel J. Rice was born July 8, 1935, in Farmer, Ohio, the son of Dale B. and Cleda M. (Dossett) Rice. He was a 1953 graduate of Farmer High School and a 1955 graduate of International Business College. He married Barbara B. (Hill) Brooks on April 25, 1987, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and she preceded him in death on July 20, 2018. Layel is survived by his children, Larry (Shelly) Rice, of Ney, Ohio, Rick (Sharon) Rice, of Montpelier, Ohio, and Debra (Robb) Chadwell, of Noblesville, Indiana; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald Rice. Honoring Layel’s wishes, there will be no service held. Krill Funeral Service, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, has been entrusted with his arrangements. Private burial will take place in Farmer Cemetery.