Dr.Thomas James Price
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Dr. Thomas James Price, Jr. age 82 of Tallahassee, Florida passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Big Bend Hospice. He was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. He devoted his entire career to God's service as a pastor of the United Methodist Church serving in Micanopy, Crystal River, Monticello, Florida Southern College (Chaplain), Haines City, Miami (3 times and as District Superintendent), and Winter Park until his retirement in 1996.He continued to serve in many churches after his retirement in various locations. As a master wordsmith, historian and theologian, his sermons were renowned for being able to touch people's hearts. His passion was serving the needy and serving others, which led him on countless mission trips mainly in Central America including 3 years working for Alfalit in Costa Rica, and with El Ayudante in Nicaragua.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 52 years, Nancy Kennedy Price, Son James C. Price (Renee) and their sons Stetson and Coleman, Daughter Laura Price Coombs (Tom) and their children, Tommy, Billy, and Rachel, and Son, Andrew T. Price.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 27 at St. Paul's United Methodist at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family has requested Memorial Gifts to the 12 Churches Nicaragua, c/o Killearn United Methodist Church, Tallahassee, Florida, or to Helping Hands Clinic, 2603 NW 13th St., #306, Gainesville, FL 32609.
BEVIS FUNERAL HOME (850/385-2193 or www.bevisfh.com) is assisting the Price family with their arrangements.
BEVIS COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC - TALLAHASSEE
2710 NORTH MONROE ST Tallahassee, FL 32303
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Sept. 25, 2013