Leland “Rock” Trice Jr., 65, of Elyria, transitioned on July19, 2021 after a lengthy illness. Born March 3, 1956 to Leland Trice Sr. of Caruthersville, Missouri and Bessie Mae Trice of Dillion, South Carolina. Leland was a graduate of Elyria High School class of 1974, where he was an avid basketball and baseball player, with a fastball that couldn’t be stopped.
He enjoyed watching westerns, fishing, going to the gym, and spending time with family. Leland retired from Ford Motor Company’s Ohio Assembly Plant in 1999 after 24 years of service. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 2000.
Leland leaves to cherish his memory a wife, Cynthia L. Trice; sons, LaRon Trice of Findlay, Oh and Marcus Trice of Elyria, daughter Erica (Demetrius) Ellington of Elyria; brother Robert (Diane) Trice of Elyria; sister Elaine Trice of Syracuse, NY; an aunt Ruby Leonard of Syracuse, NY; uncles Tommie and Willie Trice both of Elyria; 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends
. He was preceded in death by parents Leland Sr. and Bessie Trice; paternal grandparents John (Poppy) and Florence Trice; maternal grandmother Lena Mae Cummings; sisters Lou E. White, Florence Montgomery, and Maria Trice.
Family and friends will be received on Monday July 26, 2021 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church 614 W. River Rd. N Elyria, Oh from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11. Rev. Calvin Curry will officiate.
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