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Bobby Price passed away on January 6, 2021, shortly after celebrating his 80th birthday. He was born on December 7, 1940 in Lepanto, Arkansas to Wesley and Pauline Price. While Bobby was very young, his family moved to California, eventually settling in the Imperial Valley. Bobby attended Imperial schools at every grade level and graduated with the Class of 1958. At Imperial High School he played the trumpet in the band and "every sport that would take me." He was the school's first male cheerleader and could still perform the chants and cheers. He briefly attended Imperial Valley College. Bobby was employed by American Linen Supply Company for 23 years before leaving the Imperial Valley in 1997 to work for the California prison system. He retired in 2009 and returned to his favorite town, Imperial. Bobby enjoyed years spent teaching Sunday School and Royal Rangers. He was a faithful member of Holtville First Assembly of God church. For many years he coached Pop Warner football and Little League baseball. He especially enjoyed watching all his grandchildren compete or perform on the Imperial High School football field. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Billy Price of Arkansas. Cherishing his memory are his wife of 35 years, Phyllis Price of Imperial; sister, Betty Crow of Imperial; brother, Benny Price of Colorado; daughter, Vicki Diaz of Arizona; stepdaughters, Linsey Dale (Geoff) and Alison Brock (Ben) of Imperial; grandchildren, Trisha Rhodes, Austin and Ryan Dale, and Amelia and Elizabeth Brock; great-grandchildren, Layo and Sienna Barraza; extended family; and many cherished friends. A short service will be held for family and close friends at Evergreen Cemetery on February 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Michael Foss officiating. Masking and social distancing protocols will be followed.

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Published in Imperial Valley Press Online on Feb. 21, 2021.
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February 25, 2021
Bobby I have great memories of and your brother Benny. You were friends with my older brother, Leonard, and before he passed he talked about the fun you both had.
Rest in peace
Sharon Jester Murray
Sharon A Murray
February 21, 2021
Bobby carried a smile on his face and happiness in his heart. My sincere condolences to the family.
Carol Zinn
February 21, 2021
Sincere condolences to the family. Bobby was a great person and will be greatly missed.
Patrick Abubo
February 21, 2021
i enjoyed going to school with Bobby. He was a year ahead of me. He was always a friendly, encouraging schoolmate. Now he is with his Savior. May God comfort and guide his family.
John Holbrook
February 21, 2021
Bobby was my first date. Christmas Dance 1957. Imperial High School. He did, indeed, have the biggest smile and a wonderful laugh. Rest in peace Bobby Price.
Gail Fowlkes Havens
February 21, 2021
Bobby Price was one of a kind! Always a smile. Never a harsh word about anyone. He was my best friend from kindergarten through the 12 grade.
May God bless his family during this most difficult time. Go Tigers!
Dean Shores
February 21, 2021
Condolences Phyllis and family.
Barbara Fusi
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