Mr. and Mrs. Kent Van Riper of Apex, NC announce the engagement of their daughter Joy Michelle Van Riper to Samuel Patrick Groce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel T. Groce of Hamptonville.
Joy is the granddaughter of Ted and Roberta Albright of Brownsville, Texas and the late Bill and Katherine Taylor.
Patrick is the grandson of the late Ervin and Eva Wilhelm and the late T.R. Pete Groce and Lexa Groce.
Joy is a graduate of NC State University and works for CCMSI as a general liability claim adjuster for Caesars Entertainment, Inc. in Las Vegas.
Patrick is a graduate of NC State University and works for AAI Corp. as a government contractor UAV pilot.
The wedding will be held June 1, 2013 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC.