October 3, 2014
Date of Service: October 6, 2014
Interment Location: Garden of Devotion
Reverend J.D. Price began the eternal life he had so longed for at approximately 4:00 Friday morning at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was a lifetime native of Johnson City, Tennessee and was a son of the late Reverend H.C. Price and Mabel Taylor Price also of Johnson City, Tennessee.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his only son Jimmy who died January 10, 2014.
Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Carolyn Carr Price, his mother-in-law and special friend, Bea Carr, his pride and joy, grandson, Aaron Price, and faithful daughter-in-law, Debbie Price of Marion, N.C. He is also survived by three brothers, H.C. and wife Joan of Johnson City, Wayne and wife Gloria of Charlotte, N.C, Steve and wife Sally also of Johnson City. Special nieces and nephews include Debbie Price and Kathy Tate of Johnson City, Heather Hughes of Knoxville, Tennessee, Wayne Price, Jr. and Michael Price of Charlotte, and Benjamin Price of Johnson City. Great nieces Amber and Lauren Price both of Charlotte, N.C., and great nephews Toby Price of Statesville, N.C. and Perry Tate of Johnson City. He also had a very special helper and friend Carson Mullins.
During the 52 years J.D. was called to preach, he ministered at many different churches and pastored at the following Free Will Baptist churches, Pensacola, Piney Grove, Big Creek, St. Paul, Coxes Creek, and The Remnant, all located in North Carolina and Tennessee. He designed and was heavily involved in the construction of Big Creek, Coxes Creek, and The Remnant Free Will Baptist churches. It was realized by J.D. that he had driven over a million miles while preaching at the various churches during his lifetime.
J.D. was a member of the Johnson City Masonic Lodge #486. He was proud and grateful that God had given him the ability and opportunity to earn his living working with his hands. He found great joy in the nearness of God, the sunshine, and the song of the birds while incorporating his talents in landscaping and construction, evident in his handiwork around his home. He began his profession working with his dad and brothers for Price Brothers Construction Company. J.D. and his brother Steve were blessed to have worked successfully and happily together for over 40 years in their local construction business following their father’s retirement.
One of his great personal lifelong pleasures was hunting arrowheads and Indian relics in freshly plowed fields. J.D. realized the great price that was paid for the freedom we enjoy today, so he had a special curiosity about the Civil War and was equally interested in the detailed history of all the wars in which our country was involved.
The family will receive friends Monday, October 6th from 12:00-1:30 with the funeral following at Morris Baker Funeral Home in Johnson City, Tennessee. Burial will be immediately after the service at The Happy Valley Memorial Cemetery in Elizabethton, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Remnant F.W.B Ministers Fund, c/o Steve Price, 1704 Woodridge Dr., Johnson City, TN 37604.
Ministers involved include Reverends Kenny Schultz, Randy Randolph, Tommy Hensley, and Todd Robinson. Music will be provided by Mike Enis, Reverend Tommy Hensley, and Sally and Steve Price.
Pallbearers will be Reverends Todd Robinson, Tommy Hensley, Randy Randolph, and Kenny Schultz, and Aaron and Benjamin Price. Honorary pallbearers are Terry Ledford, Danny Branton, David Wood, Danny Grindstaff, and Mike Enis.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Price family, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601. (423) 282-1521.