Wayne Allen Rice, 55, passed away Monday, May 15, 2023.
Wayne was born in Gaston County on November 20, 1967 to the late Ernest Rice and Elizabeth Payne Rice. Mr. Rice was know for his sense of humor, he enjoyed joking and making people laugh. Wayne was an avid sports fan, his favorite teams were The Cowboys and the Carolina Tar Heals.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Ernest Gene Rice, sister Elizabeth Baucom.
Wayne is survived by his long time girlfriend, Dawn Rudisill; nieces, Gena Rice and Wendy Griffith; nephews, Brian Baucom, Daniel Baucom and Chris Rice; Chloe and Keaton, whom he considered his grandchildren.