Johnson City Press Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Published January 2nd, 2014 10:07 pm

Mr. Don V. Price, age 74, of Knoxville, TN, formerly of Elizabethton, TN, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013, in Tennova Residential Hospice, Knoxville, following an extended illness.
A native of Saltville, VA, he was the son of the late James B. and Corene Dowell Price. Mr. Price was a graduate of RB Worthy High School, Saltville, VA, where he was a running back on the 1957 and 1958 championship football teams.
Prior to his illness, he was owner and operator of Don Price Direct Sales, where he was a clothing wholesaler. Mr. Price was a U.S. Army veteran and he was an avid golfer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Ann Price; and his brother, James “Buddy” Price.
Survivors include daughters, Bethany Price, of North Carolina, and Donna Price (Eddie), Knoxville, TN, and son, James “Jim” Price and wife, Jill, Knoxville, TN; three grandchildren, Nicholas Price, Mason Price and Graeme Price, all of Knoxville, TN; two sisters, Peggy Rolen and Carol Price, Ripplemeade, VA; and his brother, Kenneth Price, Roanoke, VA. He is also survived by his special grandchildren, Brittany and Jake; and special great-grandchildren, Bella and Gracie. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence at a committal and entombment service to honor and celebrate the life of Don V. Price on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 2:30 P.M. in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Lance McClure officiating.
The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services, Elizabethton, TN, from Noon until 2:00 P.M. on Saturday prior to the committal service.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, 2018 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916.
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Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services, Elizabethton, TN, is serving the Price family. Office: (423) 543-5544