Albert Melvin Rice, Jr.

July 14, 1944 - June 9, 2012
Albert Melvin Rice, Jr.


Albert Melvin Rice, Jr., 67, of Wilmington, NC, formerly Parkersburg, WV, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at his home following an extended illness.

He was born in Wood Co., WV on July 14, 1944, the son of Kathleen Fly Rice Smith and the late Albert Melvin Rice, Sr.
He was owner and manager of Rice Auto Supply in Parkersburg, WV and retired in 1995. He and wife, Marsha Rice and daughter, Amie moved to Wilmington, NC in 2005.

Surviving is his wife of forty-seven years as of June 4th, 2012, Marsha Rice of the home; three daughters, Amanda Rice Ferrell and husband, Jim, Amie Rice Holdegraver and husband, Bradley all of Wilmington, NC; Angela Rice Witmer and husband, Justin of Concord, NC; son, Gregory Rice and wife, Rebecca of Concord, NC; three grandchildren, Logan and Wyatt Rice, Addison Witmer all of Concord, NC; brother, Scott Rice and wife, Barbara of Clearwater, FL; two sisters, Rebecca McMurray and husband, Bill and Marcia Archer and husband, Tim all of Parkersburg, WV.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with a memorial service beginning at 2:00 pm.Officiating will be Rev. Floyd Morris.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of your choice.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • June 11, 2012
    Jerry Lane says:
    the best to you and your family during this trying time

  • June 24, 2012
    Reldon and Karen Barre says:
    Condolences on Melvin passing. When you all lived in Wellesley, I enjoy many conversation with Melvin and his children. Our prayers are with you and your family. Reldon and Karen Barre

  • June 24, 2012
    Mark Fetty says:
    My condolences to all of Jr's family. Especially to Greg and Angela. Jr was a lot of fun to work for and with. I will miss him. You all will be in my prayers.

  • June 14, 2012
    Allen Layman says:
    Good person and someone who had an uncanny ability to make me laugh.

  • June 27, 2012
    John, Donna (Shields) & Scott DeBrular says:
    Our prayers are with your family. Melvin was always willing to go the extra mile to help someone. We remember the many times he came to Stockport, OH, to help Scott get started in go cart racing.