Ronald Rice, Jr., 16, beloved son of Ronald and Paz Rice; brother of Emma, Wesley and Andrew, passed away suddenly on May 18, 2019. He is survived by his parents and siblings, his grandmother Emma, as well as many friends.
Ronald was a lifelong Manteca resident who attended New Haven Elementary School and was a junior at East Union High School. He joined East Union's JROTC program his sophomore year of high school where he found his passion. Ronald looked up to his dad and had dreams of following in his father’s footsteps and joining the Air Force. He planned to graduate from high school early to start his own military career this December. Ronald was a funny young man who enjoyed track and basketball. He had an "old soul" and enjoyed listening to old country music, watching old movies and repairing old cars. Ronald was a hard worker and always put forth his best effort in all he did. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rice Family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Calvary Community Church on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 2pm. An online guestbook is available for condolences at www.plfryandson.com