Former Atwater resident, Wesley J. Rice, 68, of Alliance, died Thursday at Brecksville Veterans Hospital in Brecksville. Born Dec. 22, 1929 in Ravenna, he was the son of Jacob W. and Delsie (Roberts) Rice. A resident of Alliance for the past seven years, Mr. Rice was retired from SIA in Alliance. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Atwater and was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of the Korean Conflict Veterans of America in Canton. Survivors include his brother, Harold of Stow; and sister, Mrs. Bob (Shirley) Mills of Akron. His parents and brother, Donald, died previously. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home in Atwater. Private services will be held for the family. Burial will be in Atwater Cemetery.