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John Wesley Price


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John Wesley Price Obituary
John Wesley Price, Jr., 85, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2016 in his home in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

John was born in Petersburg, Texas on April 8 ,1931, to John Wesley Price Sr. and wife Mattie.

John graduated from McMurry College in Abilene, Texas in 1952, where he wed his wife Betty Lee Darby. The couple moved to Alamogordo in 1955, where John began his first career as an elementary school teacher, teaching 6th grade at North Elementary School. In 1975 John retired from teaching and entered his second career as a licensed building contractor under the company name, Rinconada Homes.

John developed many lasting relationships as a building contractor and land developer, and was fondly known for his unique personal style of conducting business.

John was a talented poet, reknowned philosopher, gifted teacher, and avid snow skier; participating in ski competitions well into his 50's.

John was preceeded in passing by his parents, John & Mattie, and twin sons, Donald Glen & John Marc. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Betty Lee Darby, and two sons, David Darby & Charles Edward; along with 8 grandchildren; Jessie, Nicole, Saber, Brandi, Taylor, Dakota, Brendan and Taryn; and 8 great grandchildren.

A celebration of John's life will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 5, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home, with the Reverand Lowell Swisher presiding. All who knew John and the Price family are cordially invited to attend.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016
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