Passing of Jack Price
Our beloved, Jack Price, a player on Wednesday nights and Monday mornings, has passed away. He will be at the Woodstock Funeral Home with visitation on Sunday, February 7th and the funeral on Monday, February 8th. Below is a link to the funeral home web page for messages.
John “Jack” Price, 79, of Canton, Georgia, formally of Rockford, Illinois, passed away January 30, 2016 from Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Cancer surrounded by his family. Jack was born on September 28, 1936 to Lewis and Vera Layng Price in Rockford, Illinois. He grew up on the west side of Rockford, attending Lincoln Park School, graduating from West Rockford High School in 1954, where he played football and baseball.
Jack joined the Marine Corp in 1954, doing his basic training in San Diego, CA at Camp Pendleton, CA and was discharged from Twenty-Nine Palms, CA in 1958. He married his high school sweetheart, Dorrita “Doe” Shipman on August 5, 1956. Jack attended North Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. He then went to work for National Lock in customer service after college, and then started a career in 1968 with Ideal Industries, Inc in Sycamore, IL, working in sales. In 1974, the family moved to Woodstock, GA where Jack was named Southeastern Regional Sales Manager in 1982. He retired from Ideal Industries in 1999, after 31 years. He worked for Tip Top Poultry part time after retirement, traveling across the country doing food shows. He also loved being an Ambassador at the Bradshaw Farms Golf Course.
Jack had a love for people that followed him through his life and he never met a stranger. He could tell a joke at the drop of a hat. Jack loved his God and treasured his friendships. He looked forward to going back to Rockford every summer for the West End Gang Picnics with the “guys” he grew up with. He loved playing baseball and was still playing slow pitch ball at 79. He attended First Baptist Church Woodstock. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, “Doe”, sons, Mike (Cathie) Price of Woodstock, GA, Jeff (Kristian) Price of Grandview, MO, grandchildren, Videssa (Kyle) Ormbsy, of Woodstock, GA, Wendy Snyder of Woodstock, GA, Scott (Molly) Price of Atlanta, GA, Ashton Price of College Station, TX and Mallory Price of Grandview, MO, seven great-grandsons, Cole, Walker, Coker, Charley, Sam, Tommy and JD, all of Woodstock, GA, brother, Dave (Kris) Price of Rockford, IL, sisters, Rita (Chuck) Crawford of Albany, OR and Pam (Karl) Schwarz of Bend, OR, brother-in-law, Larry (Mary) Shipman of Roscoe, IL, sister-in-law, Cheryl (Dave) Wockenfuss of Tallahassee, FL and many nieces, nephews and friends across the country. Jack is preceded in death by his loving parents, Lewis and Vera Price, sister, Janet Louise Cronkite, brother, Dick Price in 2015 and oldest son, Kip Price in 2012. He was loved very much and will be missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Jack’s memory Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain Hospice, 475 Dickson Ave, Marietta, GA 30066. A memorial service will be Monday, February 8, 2016 at 10:30am in the chapel of Woodstock Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 1-4pm at the funeral home.