OBITUARY

Charles William Price

February 9, 1946October 4, 2020

Mr. Charles “Charlie” William Price, 74, of LaGrange, GA passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center.

Mr. Price was born February 9, 1946 in Atlanta, GA, son of the late Charles Edward Price and Mary Kathryn Bishop Price. He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and served his country proudly in the U.S. Marines. Mr. Price was employed with Westinghouse, DASH, and the Roosevelt Little White House where he served as a tour guide before retiring. He also became an accomplished trim carpenter while working with Johnny Hauser.

Mr. Price was a very talented musician and played a variety of genres with a special fondness for blue grass. His dry sense of humor entertained everyone and he was a great friend to many.

Survivors include his wife, Judith “Judy” Price; sister, Mary K. Price and her husband Lynn Rogers; brothers-in-law, David Blackledge and Charles Blackledge; niece, Anna Sanders; nephews, Charlie Blackledge, James Blackledge, Eric Rogers, and Steve Rogers; aunt, Jan Williams; and several wonderful cousins.

The family will host a memorial service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, LaGrange, GA, LaGrange Personal Aid, or Toys For Tots in memory of Charles William Price.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636

  • FAMILY

  • Judy Price, spouse
  • Mary Price (Lynn Rogers), Sister and Brother-in-law
  • David Blackledge, Brother-in-law
  • Charles Blackledge, Brother-in-law
  • Anna Sanders, Niece
  • Charlie Blackledge, Nephew
  • James Blackledge, Nephew
  • Eric Rogers, Nephew
  • Steve Rogers, Nephew
  • Jan Williams, Aunt
  • Mr. Price had several wonderful cousins as well.

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Levoy Williams

October 19, 2020

Charlie Price was my mentor. A consummate modern day Renaissance Man, he taught many of us true life lessons. Fortunate enough to know Charlie for 30 years, he was a unique individual. We all spent countless hours on their deck and then their porch, discussing music, history, philosophy, trees, nature, and the complete Southern experience. Never shy to express his thoughts and opinions, I always left a little smarter after spending time with Charlie and Judy. This world will sorely miss him.

David Burke

October 17, 2020

I knew Charles as a park ranger at the little white house in Warm Springs. He was as good a Ranger as I’ve ever met. The time I got to know him as little as it was, I will treasure. This man changed me. And I miss him. It was an honor, sir, to work with him. It’s an honor to call him a park ranger. Judy I’m thinking of you. I hope you can be comforted.

Cousin Ray Watson

October 11, 2020

It was summer of 1969 or '70. I was 11 or 12 and Aunt Mary had invited my mom, Dorothy Bishop, and me to visit in Pittsburgh. I was a toddler the last time I had been around Charles, so for all intents and purposes, this was my first time meeting him. I will never forget how patient, gracious and generous he was with me. He showed me his Plymouth Roadrunner and GTX and took me for a still-memorable ride in the GTX over the Pittsburgh hills. He took me to a coin shop (my first experience at a shopping mall) and bought me a collectible Lincoln head penny with an etched cameo of JFK facing Lincoln. It became the prize of my coin collection, and I still have it.
I will always hold that short, sweet time as one of my fondest childhood memories. Until we meet in heaven, Cuzz...

Michael Conrad Johnson

October 9, 2020

Charlie Price memories of playing music with you are fun to look back .
Thanks for your service in the Marines and thanks for always saying Keep it simple when we would jam .
I will miss your laugh and your musical guidance .. Till we jam again my friend .

Robert Jones

October 9, 2020

My Family and I first met Charles in 2012.
Charles was a fantastic person/ Friend, Very educated and a sense of humor like no other.
He was the older Brother that I never had.
We Love You Charles - Bob, Jenny & Brooke Jones.

Calvin Dean

October 9, 2020

Charlie was a dear friend to me. We met in Charlotte, NC., at the Bluegrass Corner, a small shop owned by uncle Roger in Charlotte, NC., in the mid 70's. Together Charlie and I played music, worked, partied, traveled, laughed and cried. I lost touch with him many years ago when he and I went in different directions to continue our lives. We shared a love for Bluegrass music. Listening to our favorites including The Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, & Flatt & Scruggs. Charlie was an excellent Mandolin and Guitar player. At times he would travel with me to my Grandmother's house where we played for our supper. My younger sister Laura and others played as well. Charlie always looked after my younger sister at Festivals. Charlie knew my entire family well. They all adored him. He was also a very intellectual person. A masterful tactician, he could win at most any board game. I met his Mom, Dad, and Sister on a couple of occasions. A wonderful family. One of Charlie's favorite tunes by Bill Monroe was Let The Light Shine Down On Me - YouTube. I always think of him when I hear this song. Condolences to his family. Rest in peace my friend.... Calvin







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