Bill was a leader in the electrical contracting business and was owner of Grice and Associates for over 45 years. Bill served as the Chairman of the Georgia State Electrical Board as well as Chairman of the Cobb County Electrical Board. Bill was past President of BYO, a golfing association established in 1942 in the electrical industry.
Bill was active in many civic and charitable organizations throughout his life. He was a very generous and loving gentleman helping many in need during his life. His employees often affectionately called him “Gentle Ben”.
Bill is survived by his wife and high school sweet heart, Anita; two daughters, Kim Finlayson and Joy Kirkland; three grandsons, Andrew Kirkland, William Kirkland and Cole Bobo; sister, Mary Moon; several nieces and nephews. Bill is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Lizzie Mae. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Bldg. 6, Ste. 300, Atlanta, 30305. Donations may be made over the phone 404-420-5990. Family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta. www.mayeswarddobbins.com 770