Published 8:57 am Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Charles Price, 81, of Orange, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016, surrounded by his loved ones at his residence in League City, TX. Born on March 21, 1934, in Bremen, Ohio to Chas Earl and Lina Leora Price. He resided in Orange for 63 years of his life, and most recently relocated to League City to be closer to family. Charles enjoyed hunting, boating and fishing, working in his yard, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Mr. Price owned and operated Price and Tarpley Auto Parts from 1963 until he retired in 1999. He served the residents and businesses of Orange for their motor vehicle parts and machine shop needs. His hard work and dedication along with his superior customer service and quality products gained him many loyal customers; many of whom Charles was happy to call his friends. Charles also served as President of Twin County Little League in the early 1970’s and was a past member of the Orange Rotary Club.
Charles is preceded in death by his parents Chas and Lina Price,brothers John Edward, Virgil Dickson, and Harry Russell; and his sisters, Virginia Eileen Motley, Freda Nan McNatt, and Esther Marie Baker. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Dixie J Price; children Cathy and husband, John Knecht, Richard “Chuck” Price, Dedrie “Dede” and husband, Leo Plette, and David, and wife, Amanda Price; brother Samuel Boyd Price; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 30 nieces and nephews
Graveside services to remember and honor Mr. Price’s life will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, January 8, 2016,at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange, Texas. Officiating will be Brother Harold Nazworth. A gathering of Mr. Price’s family and friends will be held prior to the service at the cemetery from 12:30 PM until 1:00 PM. The family asks for those wishing to make donations to consider giving to The American Heart Association or The American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.