William R. “Bill” Rice, 91, of Ashland, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Huntington, WV. Bill was born March 31, 1926 in Ashland a son of the late Milford and Zona Mae Sagraves Rice.
Bill attended the First Baptist Church in Ashland. He was a 32nd degree master mason of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, F.&A.M. Poage #325, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Valley of Covington, Orient of Kentucky. Bill was also a member of the American Legion, Clarence Fields Post #76, Ashland, KY and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10017.He served his country honorably with the US Army and retired as a dispatcher for the Kentucky State Police.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.