McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel

6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC


Clyde Zerlin Price Jr.

December 19, 1932April 29, 2020

Clyde Z. Price Jr., age 87 of Midland, NC passed away peacefully at home on April 29, 2020. He was surrounded by love and prayers. He was born December 19, 1932, the son of the late Clyde Z. Price Sr. and Loma Trull Price, of Unionville, NC. He was proceeded in death by his siblings: Ellen, Ruth, Johnny, and Peggy.

In 1953, Clyde was drafted in support of the Korean War and honorably served in the United States Army from December 1, 1953 – November 11, 1955. He completed a 14-week course for General Equipment Repair, was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and a Certificate of Appreciation for serving in the Korean War.

After his time in the U.S. Army, Clyde worked at Piedmont Natural Gas in Charlotte, NC for 38 years until he retired, then began another career as a security guard for Security Forces Inc., Charlotte, NC where he was loved and appreciated for his dedication to meet everyone and the pride he had taking care of people.

Clyde was a faithful, Christian man that would share his love for Jesus with everyone he met. He had a passion for music; he played trumpet, piano, guitar, clarinet and loved to sing. He used his talent to serve the Lord by singing in the choirs of several churches over the years. Clyde filled every room with love and laughter or a song!

Clyde was passionate about his garden and provided vegetables to everyone in the neighborhood and throughout the community. He loved his tractor and any excuse to get on it!

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. - John 14:1-3

His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness! - Mathews 25:21

Clyde is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Reynolds Price, of 66 years, son Tim, daughter Tonia (Mike), grandchildren Brittany (Dustin), Jessica (Nathan), Raven, and great grandchildren Hayden, Leela, and Malachi, and several nieces, nephews and cousins that love him dearly.

A special thank you to our wonderful hospice team, Susanne and Alyssa, granddaughter Brittany, niece Robin, niece Judy, Pastor Wally Gilmer, dear friend Jerry Hunter, and other family members that have worked together to provide him with as much love and comfort as possible.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 pm Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service, 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208. Funeral services are planned for 2:00 pm with Pastor Wally Gilmer officiating. Committal services and burial will follow in Forest Lawn West Cemetery,

Due to the ongoing concerns of COVID-19 we want to encourage everyone to maintain as much distance as possible, even in these tough times. If you need or would like a mask, they will be provided for you.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020


Clyde Zerlin Price Jr.

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Daniel Kerley

May 4, 2020

I have many fond memories as a small child in the Price household listening to Junior, Johnny, Peg, Clyde ,Junior's father and my mother Ruth sing around the piano. They were all blessed with wonderful musical abilities, now Junior will join them in Heaven along with Ellen, how wonderful that will be. If ever there was a man who walked God's path and showed it in his life it would be my uncle Junior. I will miss you until I see you again in Heaven,
Love Dan

Lewis Whittington

May 3, 2020

I was fortunate to be Clydes pastor in Midland for seven years. He was the Church member of every pastors dreams. He was committed, faithful, spiritually mature, preferred others above himself, joyful, humble, talented, intelligent and genorous , He was filled with and overflowing with God's spirit and Godly love.. Well done Mr. Price, enjoy your new home in heaven!

Pastor Lewis Whittington

Russell Carr

May 3, 2020

Bro. Clyde was an amazing talent and he loved to sing for the Lord. What a joy it was to sing with him at New Horizons for many years. He will be missed. Clyde walked his talk and was always a strong witness. We loved Bro. Clyde and Joann I know he is raising his voice in praise to wonderful Lord he served. What a legacy he left.

Joann Cloninger

May 2, 2020

My heart ❤️ is saddened to hear of “Jrs” (as we knew him,) passing . He lived what he preached. He left a wonderful legacy to all his family and friends. The way I remember Jr was his Big Laugh 😆. His mom and dad showed him by example how to live a godly Christian life His dad Clyde loved the Lord so much, and his sweet adorable Mom was so humble and kind. I thank God for having known him and his Family Joann was always such a special wife, mother to her family and still is , prayers as the family celebrates his
Life. Rest In Peace Junior😪😪🙏🙏🙌🙌

Larry Furr

May 2, 2020

I loved to hear Clyde sing and sometimes I was lucky enough to get to sing with him, which I liked better than banana pudding.
See you soon Brother Clyd. Maybe I'll get that song right up there. See you soon.
Your Brother in Christ,
Larry Furr

Linda Hartsell

May 2, 2020

I always loved singing with Clyde on the praise team at New Horizons church. He was a dear sweet Godly man and both David and I loved him and his family. Prayers going up for the family.
Love in Christ,
David and Linda Hartsell