Donald Ray Price
June 30, 1930 – April 8, 2021
Donald Ray Price was born on June 30, 1930 in Meadow, Texas and passed away on April 8, 2021 at his home surrounded by his daughters, friends, and caregivers.
He lived in Pyote, Texas most of his life, relocating to Odessa, Texas in 1996, and then to Coppell, Texas in 2006.
After graduating from Pyote High School in 1949, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1950, where he served in Newfoundland. After 4 years in the US Air Force, he attended Texas A&M and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1958.
Donald was married to Elizabeth Ann Smith and they had three daughters. He was employed by Perry R. Bass before building his own businesses in Pyote. He owned and operated the businesses with his wife for over twenty years, including Don’s Grocery and Deli. He was known throughout West Texas for delicious homemade burritos and barbecue sandwiches. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends and loved watching his Dallas Cowboy football and Texas A&M football. His hobbies included woodworking, arts and crafts. He loved his pet dogs and cats and they loved him. Don proudly wore #23 on his Pyote Panther football jersey while playing 6-man football and he continued to enjoy physical activities his entire life. He liked his blue jeans, Stetson hats, Dallas Cowboys caps, and his boots.
Don was preceded in death by his spouse, Elizabeth Ann Smith Price, his Father, George Franklin (Jack) Price, his Mother, Muriel (Merle) Jones Stribling, brothers, Leroy Price and Aubrey Dean Price. Donald is survived by his daughters, Vicki Price and son-in-law Dieter Jester of El Paso, Texas; Terri Covert of Coppell, Texas; Kelly Sciba, son-in-law Chuck Sciba, and 2 grandsons, Jeff Sciba and Brian Sciba of Spring, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
Don will be deeply missed by his family and friends and his memory will be cherished in their hearts forever.
Funeral service for Donald Price will be held at Dallas - Fort Worth National Cemetery, Tuesday, 4-13-2021 at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Donald Ray Price.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Donald Ray Price
May 11, 2021
Don was my hero . I loved this man with all.the energy in me.
When I was 3 years old, he stepped up and was a Dad to my sister, Terri, and me. I will forever cherish the memories of Don giving it all he had for his girls.
I held you as you passed over to see your Elizabeth. I pray you two are dancing in the sky. I love you always. You will always be my hero. 🙏🏼💜
May 11, 2021
April 11, 2021
Don will be remembered with kindness for his goodness to our little town and the people in it. He helped my mom out when I was in college and she needed a ride to Alpine. Our love goes out to his girls and their families.