VeteranGene Price

Gene PriceGene Harvey Price, 79, of Rushville, formerly of Beardstown and Doddsville area, died at 3:56 a.m. Feb. 21, 2015, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 13, 1935, in Beardstown, a son of Harvey Clinton and Florence Gertrude Davis Price. He married Shirley May Smith on Feb. 7, 1958, in Rushville. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Diana Price Lauzon of Rushville; two sons, Gordon Eugene Price (and companion Ranae Moranville) of Bader and Kevin Joe (and Nancy) Price of Rushville; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Price; and three sisters, Gladys Elmore, Anne Warden and Ruth Shores.

He was an auctioneer and managed and performed with Country Chordsman Band for many years. He was a Federal Meat Inspector until retirement in 2000.

He was a member of Rushville Lodge AF & AM for over 30 years. He also was a member of Illinois Air National Guard for 10 years and Rushville Lions Club.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Fred Fritz officiating. Burial will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with military honors by a U.S. Air Force Honors Detail and Schuyler American Legion Post #4.

Memorials may be made to his grandchildren’s education fund.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/25/2015

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