Scott Neal Rice, 56, Hays, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Hays.

He was born Nov. 19, 1960, in Redwood City, Calif., to Robert and Lerelle (Engle) Rice.

He had lived in Lahaina, Maui, from 1991 to 2008. He had held various restaurant management positions, including Montana Mike’s in Hays.

He enjoyed outdoor activities including golf, tennis, all water sports and was a San Francisco 49er’s fan.

Survivors include a son, Kyle Rice, Topeka; the mother of their son, Jill Rice, Topeka; a sister, Sherri Bakos and husband, Joel, Los Altos, Calif.; and two nieces, Jennifer and Allyson. 

Services will be at a later date.

Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601, is in charge of arrangements.

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