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; Meagan 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; sisters, Judy Meeler (Gilmer), Renay Wilborn (Junior) and Paula Stone (Tim).
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 NC Mechanical Inspectors Association, Advisor for NC Plumbing Inspections Associations, Advisor to Alamance Community College Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanical Department and board member of Code Officials Qualifications Board of NC DOI.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday September 1, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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