GRAHAM – William “Ray” Rice was born August 11, 1950 in Halifax County, Va. to Johnny William Rice and the late Julia Welcher Rice. He is survived by his beloved wife Judy Burch Rice; daughters, Tammie Taylor and Carolyn Ridge (Jonathan White); son, Tommie Rice (Melinda); grandchildren; Megan Thurman (Dale), Amanda Van-Winkle (Jesse), Taylor Faith Ridge, Kayla Carol Rice, Brian Austin Ridge, Caleb White and Micah White; great grandchildren, Blaine Thomas Byrd and Ayda McKenna Perry.
Ray was retired from the City of Burlington as Director of Inspections. Outside of his work hours, he enjoyed flying, boating and traveling, was past President of N.C. Mechanical Inspectors Association, Advisor for N.C. Plumbing Inspections Associations, Advisor to Alamance Community College Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanical Department and board member of Code Officials Qualifications Board of N.C. DOI.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday Sept. 1, in the Lowe Funeral Home chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com.