Roy Luther Rice, 93, of Hagerstown, passed away Wednesday, December 15th at Fahrney-Keedy Senior Living in Boonsboro.
Born August 30, 1928, in Chewsville, he was the son of the late Reno and Amy (Dibert) Rice.
Roy was a 1946 graduate of Hagerstown High School.
After graduation, he began working for his father, Reno Rice and Sons Builders, which later became Rice Brothers Contractors. He later retired independently as Roy L Rice, Builder in 1993.
Roy served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Hagerstown where he was a member of the church orchestra.
Roy played the trombone for over 70 years and was a member of The Harmony Band and Hagerstown Civic Band where he enjoyed playing in parades and special events. Roy enjoyed boating with his sons, hunting and building custom furniture.
He was a member of the 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Masons, Ali Ghan Shrine and The Tall Cedars of Lebanon.
He is survived by his loving wife Phyllis E. Rice, two sons Steven B. Rice and wife Kathy of Hagerstown and Kevin L. Rice and wife Leisa of Cascade.
He was preceded in death by two brothers Austin and Elmer Rice.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 20th, 2021, at Rest Haven Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Daughtridge officiating, burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.