Mr. Coy Allen Price, 85, of New Market, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 12, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born May 3, 1928 in Hagerstown, he was the first of nine children born to the late Chester Allen Price and Nancy Elizabeth Sowers Price.
In his early work life he was a dairy farmer with his family in Hagerstown. While serving in the Air Force from 1951 to 1954, he met and married Joan Louise Schmidt on December 30, 1952.
He was a member of the New Market United Methodist Church, where he served several terms as a trustee and secretary-treasurer.
He was retired from the Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers and enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
He is survived by his wife Joan and four daughters and one son, Claudia Witters (Curtis), Cheri Taylor, Diane D'Argenio (Dennis), Lori Eberle (Dave) and David Price (Kimberly); eleven grandchildren, two great grandsons, four sisters, three brothers and 33 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a fourth brother.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 16 at the New Market United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
Private interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the New Market United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 111, New Market, MD 21774.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com