Mr. Billy Joe Rice, Jr., 57, of Grant, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Highlands Medical Center.

Billy Joe Rice, Jr. was born on November 6, 1961, in Guntersville, the son of Billy Joe & Betty Sue Burroughs Rice. Although his name is Billy Joe, he was better known by Ricky, a nickname given to him by his grandmother who said "He didn't look like a Billy or Joe, but like a Ricky."

Mr. Rice is survived by his two sons, Nicholas Kyle Rice and Christopher Cody Rice; his former wife, friend, and mother of his children, Eileen Rice; his brother, Michael Joey Rice and his wife Patricia; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Joe & Betty Sue Rice.

According to his wishes, there will be no services. Grant Memorial Chapel assisted the family.

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