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James D. "Jim" Price, age 64, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. Jim was born March 25, 1948 in Rocky Mount, son of the late James C. Price and Myrtie Brown Price. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Orita P. Wilson.
After graduating from high school Jim enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving his country from 1966 to 1969. He then worked for Standard Electric Co. for over 35 years and later worked for DCS and Freedom Electric Companies.
Jim enjoyed hunting, watching UNC Basketball and woodworking. He always looked forward to his reunions with his buddies from the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Vickie Parker Price of the home; daughter, Lisa P. Richardson of Wilmington; step children, Kelley Price Treiber (Kyle) of Asheville; Jeffery Price (Sherry) of Greenville; brother-in-law Dwight Wilson; three grandchildren, Kathryn Dianne Price, Patrick Emerson Price, Gracelyn Marie Treiber; several nieces and nephews and also his very special canine companion Buddy.
The family will receive friends and relatives Friday evening, February 8, 2013, 5-6:30pm at Wheeler Woodlief Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Jim's family has requested memorial contributions be made to the American Red Cross, the Edgecombe-Nash Humane Society or the Rocky Mount Fire Department Benevolent Fund.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler Woodlief Funeral Home. You can share memories and condolences with Jim's family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.
Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Feb. 7, 2013