Kenneth Lee Price, 74, of Sciotoville, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 6, 2013, at the Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, OH while surrounded by his loving family.
Born on June 17, 1938, he was preceded in death by his parents, Nettie Casey Price Alphin and Millard Alphin. Ken proudly served his country in the US Army and was stationed in Vicenza, Italy. Working many years at Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company as a manager, he later owned Price Insurance in Sciotoville until 1980 when he decided to go into the trucking business. Ken owned and operated Ken Price Trucking until retiring in 2011. Ken was a member of the Harrisonville Avenue Church of God where he served many years as Sunday School Superintendent and as a council member. Having a passion for youth sports, he loved coaching Little League and Senior League baseball where he coached his two sons. He also enjoyed racing cars at the Southern Ohio Speedway.
He was a faithful and loving husband, father and grandfather. Surviving are his wife, Sharon Taylor Price, whom he married on July 13, 1960; two sons, Kevin (Joyce) Price of Bellbrook, OH and Darren (Tamera) Price of Chillicothe, OH; a daughter, Traci (Chris) Boland of McDermott, OH; twelve grandchildren, Stefan Price, Terra Beam, Michelle, Nathaniel, Ian, Maryssa, Aimee, Tristan Price, and Aubrey, Karli, Mallory, and Hilary Boland. Also surviving are brothers and sisters Donald (Retha) Price of Jacksonville NC, Carolyn (Emmitt) Jones of Grantham NC, Jimmy (Faye) Alphin of Seven Springs, NC, Linda (Selby) Brown of Goldsboro, NC, as well as several nephews, nieces, and cousins.
A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 11:00 AM this Friday at BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE with Dr. Robert Newman and Pastor Sam Salyer officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the James Dickey Post of the American Legion. The family will warmly receive friends and family at Brant’s from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Always with a smile on his face and a promise “If today is bad, tomorrow will be better. Never give up believing in yourself”, he will always be remembered as the “Pap” who could never say “No” to any request spoken by one of his children or grandchildren. He loved life and celebrated it every day. Always a simple man with a simple plan for living life to its fullest and reaching out to help others. He was truly a small town southern man.