Kip Price

KIP G. PRICE, 55 ROCKFORD - Kip G. Price, 55, of Rockford died unexpectedly in his sleep Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at his home. Our beloved Kip was born July 11, 1957 at Camp Pendleton, Calif.; son of Jack and Dorrita "Doe" (Shipman) Price. Kip grew up in Rockford and attended Swan Hillman, Lincoln Jr. High and Jefferson High School. He moved with his family to Georgia in 1974, where he graduated in 1975 from Cherokee High School in Canton, Ga. Kip worked for AT&T for 27 years. He moved back to Rockford in 2007. He was excited to be starting a new career working at Macy's. Kip was a very outgoing, fun-loving person; he loved his God and family and treasured his great friendships. The Bears, Bulls, Cubs and the Atlanta Braves were his teams. Music was Kip's passion from the time he could hold a record. He loved country, blues, rock and roll, classical, jazz; you name it, he loved it....the Beatles, Elvis, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendricks, Elton John. He spent hours making discs for family and friends. One of his joys was being a part-time disc jockey; he also loved a great joke, family and friends gathering for a wonderful meal, it didn't get any better than that. He loved being an uncle to Scott, Ashton and Mallory. He will be greatly missed by his family who loved him more than he could ever imagine. Survived by parents, Jack and Doe Price of Canton; brothers, Mike (Cathie) Price of Woodstock, Ga., and Jeff (Kristian) Price of Kansas City, Mo.; nieces, Videssa (Kyle) Ormsby and Wendy (Jamey) Snyder; nephew, Scott Price; seven great-nephews of Woodstock; nieces, Ashton and Mallory Price, Kansas City; special brother, Rick (Kim) Smith of Rockford; several very special aunts, uncles and cousins across the country; and his dog, Mr. Jack. Special thanks to Laura, Rich, the Lockett family and all of Kip's friends for being so good to Kip over the years. Predeceased by grandparents, Lewis and Vera Price; grandmother, Dorothy Barris; grandfather, Roy Shipman; cousin, Scott Andrew Wockenfuss; and aunt, Janet Louise Price Cronkrite. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Rockford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road, with visitation from 10 a.m. to time of service; his brother, Jeff Price, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations made be made in Kipp's memory to United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, 8085 Saltsburg Road Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15239. To express condolences or share a memory visit

Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2012