Parker David Rice, 14, of Caledonia, passed away unexpectedly on August 21, 2018. He was a lifelong resident of the Grand Rapids area, and until two weeks ago had attended Caledonia Public Schools. In pursuit of his life goals of aviation and engineering, he was recently accepted into the West Michigan Aviation Academy. Parker is survived by his parents, Heath and Emily Rice; younger sister, Paige Marie Rice; his paternal grandfather, David (Kathy) Rice; his paternal grandmother, Sandra Rice; his maternal grandparents, Terry and Jeanne Tobias; maternal great-grandparents, Bill and Beverly Remington; his aunts and uncles, Andrew and Elizabeth Tobias, Steve and Heidi Luokkannen; and his dear cousins, Grant, Autumn and Ashton Luokkanne and Patricia and Colton Tobias. Parker was a Gift of Life donor, helping other children and people. Visitation will be Monday, August 27, 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids. The funeral service will be Tuesday, August 28, at 11 AM at Ada Bible Church, 8899 Cascade Rd SE, Ada. Rev. Kyle Pierpont officiating. Contributions in Parker’s name may be made to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 100 Michigan NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
I am sorry to hear of your sudden loss of your son. May the fond memory of your loved one sustain family at this time. May you also receive comfort what is stated at 1 Peter 5: 6, 7
Prayers Heath for you and Emilee. With all our love, Aunt Nancy & Uncle Doug