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Price, Joseph Henry 1931-2008


Posted By: Marilyn Norris Holmes
Date: 10/24/2019 at 14:12:23

Corpus-Christi Caller-Times
June 10, 2008


Joseph Henry Price, 76, went to sleep to await His Lord's coming at 5:20 p.m. on June 8, 2008 at home following a short illness. He was born September 27, 1931 in Upton County, Wyoming to Roland B. and Naomi Norris Price, one of a family of thirteen siblings. He grew up and graduated from high school in Brooklyn, Iowa. He moved to Kansas in 1950, where he met and married, Joan Bing in 1951. Henry and Joan moved to Beeville with their four children in 1963 to help in the opening of the new hospital. In 1967, Henry went to work for Bee County College to supervise the construction and operation of the physical plant. In 1982 Henry completed a four year degree in education at Texas (Aandl)? in Kingsville, Texas. From 1984 until he retired in 2004, Henry served as a code compliance officer for the city of Beeville, Texas, as well as for numerous other cities, state and federal agencies. He was an active member and head elder of the local Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Henry was active in the founding of the Beeville Volunteer Ambulance Service, a member and officer of the Beeville Volunteer Fire Department for forty years and active in teaching first aid and defensive driving courses in the community for many years. Survivors include his wife, Joan; two sons, Elden (Kay) Price of Beeville, Texas and Terre Price of Springfield, Illinois; two daughters, Becky Williams of Beeville, Texas and Jeanette Swafford of Corpus Christi, Texas; three grandsons, Bing and Frank Swafford of Corpus Christi, Texas and Duane (Keli) Price of Cleburne, Texas; three granddaughters, Diana (Michael) Kroen of Beeville, Texas, Joey Ann (Jesse) Alvarado of Burleson, Texas and Shannon (Dwayne) Merritt of Harlingen, Texas; six great grandchildren and special friends, Marshall Grimes and James Kelley. Also surviving are extended family, loved ones and four brothers and four sisters. Visitation will be held from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Galloway and Sons Chapel. Chapel services will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Beeville Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Duane Price, Michael Kroen, Jesse Alvarado, Frank Swafford, Dwayne Merritt and Justin Merritt. Honorary pallbearers are all members of the Beeville Volunteer Fire Department. Galloway and Sons Funeral Home, Beeville, Texas 361-358-2512


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