J.L. Price, 88, of Edmond, Okla., passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013. He was born in Ardmore, Okla., on February 11, 1925 to Major Siviles Price and Lee Hedrick Price.
J.L. graduated from Ardmore High School in 1945 and married Billie Jeanne Propps on Oct. 19, 1947. He was employed in the retail business for J.C. Penney’s from 1943-1948, transferring to T.G. & Y. in 1949. He enjoyed a 36-year career with T.G. & Y. Stores, starting as an assistant manager and retired as senior vice president of store operations. J.L. then ventured into the equipment rental business with his wife, son and daughter-in-law to open Britton Rental Center in OKC in 1985.
He has lived in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Louisiana and Florida. He and Billie enjoyed traveling and camping as a member of the Oklahoma Good Sam’s for many years.
Throughout his many years he collected knives, rocks and postage stamps. He enjoyed woodworking and was a jack of all trades. J.L. was a longtime member of the Memorial Road Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Major and Lee Price; sisters, Eloise, Charlene and Ruth, and brother Major.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years Billie; children, Jo Anne Laing of Edmond, and Jerry and Debby Price of Edmond; grandchildren, Stephanie and Seth Parker, Jacksonville, Fla.; Tricia Laing, London, England; Jeffrey and Courtney Price, Edmond, and Jennifer and Jimmie Moseley, Edmond; great grandchildren, Sydney Stuart, Cobie, Misty, Chyanne, and Mylee and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was a devoted Christian, loving husband, dedicated father, and generous granddaddy.
The family thanks Visiting Angels of NW OKC and Edmond as well as Hospice of Oklahoma County for their care, patience and tenderness toward J.L.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Saturday, November 9 and 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday, November 10, at Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, November 11, at Memorial Road Church of Christ, officiated by Duane Eggleston. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service.