OBITUARY

Edward Cramer Price II

August 8, 1942June 30, 2020
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Edward Cramer (Bud) Price II, 77, of Prairie Village, KS passed away peacefully on June 30, 2020. Born the first child of Edward C. Price and Jane Warren Price on August 8th, 1942 in Kansas City, MO. Bud was an amazing father and friend to many. He did not know a stranger. He enjoyed many sports and was particularly fond of his Kansas City Royals and Chiefs. Bud was an avid golfer and was a loyal follower of the women's softball team at the University of Arizona. Throughout the years he enjoyed coaching and sponsoring many of his boy's sports teams. He spent many years enjoying family and friend retreats at the Lake of the Ozarks and in Tucson, AZ where he was a member of the Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club. Bud was an extraordinarily devoted family man who is going to be missed dearly by all who knew him and loved his kind, generous, and tender spirit.

As a young man Bud attended Roesland Elementary, Pembroke Country Day School (Pembroke Hill), and finished at the University of Arizona earning a bachelor degree in Business & Finance. He pledged Sigma Alpha Epsilon... a "true gentlemen" without a doubt.

Bud and Carol were married on November 17, 1973 in Kansas City. They are the proud parents of three sons, Edward Cramer (Tuck) Price III, Christopher Haworth Price, and Matthew Warren Price.

His early career began in the banking business working for City National Bank. He later joined Hanna Rubber Company. In April 1974 he purchased Colonial Patterns, Inc., joined by his wife Carol and then later by two of his sons. Bud served on the Board of American Bank (US Bank) and the River Market Area Development Corporation. He was a devout member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Bud was a long-time member of the Kansas City Country Club where he was the men's golf Club Champion of 1975. He enjoyed weekly social gatherings with the Mercury Club, Plaza Club, and the Civil War Round Table. Bud developed many friendships and if you were lucky to know him you would be engaged by his gentle demeanor, sense of humor, and light-hearted teasing.

Bud donated to many charities, too many to count. His generosity was never limited to organizations as he was always there to help individuals during times of need. This man had a giant heart.

Bud is survived by his beloved wife, Carol, sons Tuck Price (Greg), Chris Price (Angie), and Matt Price, and two grandchildren, Emma Price and Colin Price, as well as his sisters Janet Greenbaum and Cacki Smith (Les), and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and god-children. He was preceded in death by his parents Edward Cramer Price and Jane Warren Price.

The family expresses both their immense gratitude to their dear friends for their constant support and to the amazing circle of people in Bud's life who were touched by his presence at his clubs, at church, and on the golf course.

A private family funeral service has been planned. The live virtual service will be available for viewing at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 8th at www.standrewkc.org/live-worship. A drive-by visitation for all will be held on Tuesday, July 7th from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Mt. Moriah, 10507 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Kansas City, Wayside Waifs, or Children's Mercy Hospital.

  • FAMILY

  • Carol Price, Beloved Wife
  • Tuck Price (Greg), Son
  • Chris Price (Angie), Son
  • Matt Price, Son
  • Emma Price, Grandchild
  • Colin Price, Grandchild
  • Janet Greenbaum, Sister
  • Cacki Smith (Les), Sister
  • and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and god-children

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020

  • The live virtual service will be available for viewing at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 8th at www.standrewkc.org/live-worship

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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Al Kelly

February 22, 2021

I had the wonderful pleasure of working with Mr. Price at Hanna Rubber Company. Mr J. C. Hanna hired me April 1970, and I worked with him until he purchased Colonial Pattern in 1974. He was so kind to me as a young person, I was 19 years old at the time and learned so much from him. I'm still working at Hanna and he would drop by at least once a year to pick up " Hanna Calendars" I'll treasure our time together, so many memories. Respectfully, Al Kelly VP/ Sales Hanna Rubber

Terri Minter

July 8, 2020

Carol & Family; “I extend to you my deep and heartfelt condolences on the loss of Bud". I hope you find some comfort in knowing that he was always thought of; a great friend to me and will never be forgotten. Terri Minter

Jane Battaglia

July 8, 2020

We will forever remember Bud for his warm smile and cheerful personality. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Carol and the entire family.

Deborah Parrott

July 8, 2020

Bud was the Father of my great friend Tuck - I was intrigued to meet the him. So I flew across the Pond and we first met at his school reunion at the Kansas City Country Club where he twirled me around the dance floor with all the skill of someone from his generation showing kindness to someone from my generation who doesn’t quite get the beat or the moves! He had the greatest twinkle in his eyes and a gorgeous smile. His kindness shone through. This is what Tuck undoubtedly inherited from him. Love to Carol Tuck Chris Angie and Matt - I am truly sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace Bud. Xx

SONDRA BROWNING

July 7, 2020

I went to work for Bud when I was 17 years old. Graduated a Sunday and went to work for him on Monday. I am now 59 years old. Ok, that's a long time! He was the best and will be missed so very dearly. It won't be the same without him. Prayers for you Carol, Chris, Matt, Angie, Emma and Colin. Bud will forever be on my mind and in my heart. Sondra

Jay Gibbens

July 7, 2020

My wife, Linda, and I owned the Ben Franklin Arts & Crafts Center in Topeka. Bud was one of our favorite vendors. He was a favorite of all Ben Franklin people that knew him. He was always kind, sincere and friendly. He always asked about our stores and our families whenever we saw him. I got the opportunity to visit with him on a long flight home after a merchandise show and it was one of the best visits that I have had with anyone. He was just a very interesting person.

Don Petrie

July 7, 2020

To all,

My thoughts and prayers go out to Carol and the family of Buddy Price. Buddy was as kind and gentle a man as anyone could hope to meet. We played many rounds of golf together and I miss his warm personality, smile, laugh and friendship. RIP, my friend. They don't make'em like you too often.

Don Petrie

Catherine Long

July 6, 2020

Knowing how much Cacki loved her big brother Bud, I understand this is a tough passing. We have all idolized our big brothers at some point, but you were lucky to have such a solid example of kindness, selflessness, and unconditional love that he exuded.
Much love to all the family.

Terry Binns

July 5, 2020

Carol and Family,
We are very sorry to hear of Bud's passing. He blessed us with many engaging conversations, a great sense of humor, and fantastic smile. He was truly a wonderful person. He will be missed by us all.
Terry Binns and Doug Sheward

Taylor Payson

July 5, 2020

Suzi and I are both saddened to hear of Bud’s passing, I always looked forward to seeing him on the range and occasionally playing golf with him. He was so engaging, kind, funny and a joy. We will miss him.
All our love to the family
Suzi and Taylor Payson , Tucson

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