William Lee “Bud” Rhyne, 91, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Bud was born on May 1, 1929 in Alexander County, N.C., son of the late Joseph Reid Rhyne and Beulah Combs Rhyne. He attended Stony Point schools and later married his now late wife, Dorothy Myers Rhyne, who passed in April 2012. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. He was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church and retired from JC Penney warehouse as a supervisor following 47 years of service.

In addition to his commitment to our country, church, and his occupation, he was a loving and caring son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and doting great grandfather. He enjoyed being outdoors: hunting, fishing, and after retirement, he became rather meticulous about his lawn and garden, which were always flourishing. He enjoyed fellowship with others and the accompanying of a meal was a highlight. He would never turn down a good conversation with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, or even a stranger.

Mr. Rhyne is survived by his son, Steve Rhyne (Kathy) of Stony Point, N.C.; six grandchildren, Traci R. Crabtree (Reagan) of Raleigh, N.C., Erin Rhyne of Denver, N.C., Austin Rhyne of Chicago, Ill., William Rhyne of Charlotte, N.C., Jennifer Carter (Mike) of Harmony, N.C., and Jimmy Rolph (Crystal) of Stony Point, N.C.; and nine great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Keith Rhyne; three brothers, Howard Earl Rhyne, David Efird Rhyne, and Joseph Wade Rhyne; and one sister, Eloise Rhyne Alexander.

Mr. Rhyne will lie in state at Troutman Funeral Home at 345 North Main Street, Troutman, on Monday, March 29, 2021, from 1 to 6 p.m. for visitors. A graveside funeral and burial service will be conducted on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 1 p.m. with Reverend Mike Duncan officiating at Pisgah United Methodist Church in the church cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund at 488 Hill Farm Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.