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Will Price – February 9, 2017

Price Obit PicWill Price, 93, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Jeffrey Price officiating.  Military rites are by DAV Chapter 26.  Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m., at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sunray.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Will was born Sept. 28, 1923, in Bonham to Thomas and Pearl Price.  He was a proud American and WWII veteran having served in the Amphibian Engineering Unit in Manila, Philippines.  His unit was part of the occupation of Japan.

Will was a member and deacon at First Baptist Church in Sunray for more than 25 years.  He had been a member of Paramount Baptist Church since moving to Amarillo in 2008.

Will owned and operated Cut-Rate Grocery for more than 35 years in Sunray and Stratford.  He retired from the grocery business and became a realtor in Sun City West, Arizona.

He was an avid golfer and reader, past member of Sunray and Stratford Lions Club and loved his grandchildren.

Will married Ethel Staton on Aug. 23, 1946, in Bonham.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth House; and a granddaughter, Tara Vaughn.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel Price, of Amarillo; a daughter, Linda Price Longoria and husband Fred, of Amarillo; a son, Michael Price and wife Debra, of Amarillo; two sisters, Nora Smith and husband Guy, of Tulsa, Okla. and Yvonne Kirk and husband Jack, of Red Feather Lake, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Julie Stedje, Jill Stark, Heather Longoria, Jennifer Fletcher, Jeffrey Price, Jared Price, Mackenzie Vaughn and Ty Vaughn; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Amarillo SPCA.


  • Karen Glasgow Posted February 10, 2017 10:13 am

    Uncle Will you will be missed so much. We will never forget your joys and love you gave to us. Love you today and always.

  • Jackie R. Green Sheldon Posted February 10, 2017 5:09 pm

    I remember well as a child growing up in Sunray, then Dumas. In Sunray, we rode our bicycles to Cut Rate to get toothpicks which Mr. Price gave to us and then get cinnamon oil to make our own cinnamon sticks. He also gave us candy, etc. What a nice man. Then when we moved to Dumas my mother, Ima Jean Green worked many years for Mr. Collings, another nice man at Cut Rate until it closed; she then worked at Thriftway for yet another nice man, Joe Raburn. What fond memories; I also remember fondly the fun times we had at all three helping take inventory. Grieve as-you-must, not-as-others will tell you is right, wrong or indifferent. Travel the pathway ahead as each has their own to travel. May God bless you as he blessed so many.

  • Gary and Debbie Hunt Posted February 10, 2017 7:16 pm

    We are sorry for the loss of Mr Price. The families are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sharon Gill Posted February 11, 2017 12:43 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Willie was a good man. Lot’s of fond memories of him when he owned Cut Rate Grocery. He was also a good friend to my Dad Red LaFever. Heaven gained another angel. I am keeping his family in my prayers.

  • Gerald and Janet Chapman Posted February 11, 2017 5:46 pm

    Dear Ethel and family,
    We are the “walking couple”. We shared many “laps”
    around the gym at Paramount Baptist Church. Mr. Will inspired us all by his dog-determination to keep on moving. He was a patriot and soldier and we are glad that the night mares are over. He has blessed us beyond measure. Ethel is a little older than me, but she could out walk me any day of the week!!!! We love you and we honor Will and we are thankful that now he has perfect peace.

  • admin Posted February 11, 2017 7:12 pm

    Jimmy Kees
    Ethel, Linda and Michael, I am so sorry to hear of Will’s passing, but I am sure he is in Heaven looking down on all of you and saying Don’t cry for me as I am in Peace and waiting until the day that we will be joined together again. God Bless each of you,,,

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