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James "Jim" Willis Price, 91, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at his home.

He was born in McDonough, GA on July 11, 1921 the son of the late Jessie and Annie Robert Price. Preceding him in death were his wife Carolyn Sutton Price, daughter Margaret Plunkett, and son Captain "Mike" Michael Price.

Senior Master Sergeant James W. Price was a World War II veteran and served his country in the US Army, US Navy then retired after 21 years in the US Air Force. He received numerous accommodations for his service. He also received a Presidential accommodation for overseeing the Air Force flyover conducted at President John F. Kennedy's funeral. Following his retirement from the Air Force, he worked as a General Manager with Shenandoah Life Insurance Company for over 40 years and was inducted into the President's Cabinet for his outstanding service.

Surviving are his son Keith Price and wife Jennifer of Wilmington, daughters Joan Payne of Wilmington, and Linda Secrist of Greenville; his grandchildren Wayne Rouse and wife Shelia, Nicholas Suggs, Christopher Price, Melin DeVane and husband Duane, Patrick Plunkett and Michelle Casha; and five great-grandchildren.

Jim was a faithful member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, and he will long be remembered for his faith in God, and love for his family.

A visitation will be held from 1:30 PM until 2:30 PM on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. The funeral service will follow at 2:30 PM with the Reverend Margaret Hockett officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

The family would like memorials to be directed to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1401 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403.

Please share memories and condolences with the family at

Wilmington Funeral and Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

Online condolences at

Funeral Home
Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service
1535 S. 41st Street  Wilmington, NC 28403
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from May 9 to May 10, 2013
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