Mr. Price was born on August 21, 1923 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Walter E. and Mary Ellen [Poinsette] Price, and served with the U. S. Navy during both World War II and the Korean Conflict. His marriage took place in Avilla on October 11, 1947 to Martha Garman.
The couple spent most of their married lives in the Huntertown-area where he was the owner and operator of Price’s Dairy for 24 years. He retired in 1987 as a truck driver for Teamster’s Local after 19 years.
He was a member of the Huntertown United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of Avilla American Legion Post 240, and was also a member of the Huntertown Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 11314.
Surviving are his wife, Martha, to whom he was married for over 61 years; seven children, Sarah (Kenny) Ehinger of Rome City, Rachel (David) Lash of Avilla, John (Debra)Price of Valley View, Tx., Matthew (Barbara) Price of Huntertown, Elizabeth (Greg) Davis of Churubusco, Mitchell Price of Huntertown, and Barbara (Brad) Lomont of Leo; his sister, Lorraine Warner of Huntertown; 22 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a. m. Saturday, September 26, 2009, at the Huntertown United Methodist Church, 16021 Lima Road, with Pastor Greg Hiatt, officiating.
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco were in charge of the arrangements.
Interment was in Huntertown Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Memorials may be directed to Huntertown United Methodist Church or to Avilla American Legion Post 240.
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