OBITUARY

Gordon Leonard Price Jr.

November 12, 1941August 1, 2018
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Gordon Leonard Price, Jr, 76, of Midlothian, VA died August 1, 2018, at home in his sleep after a valiant battle with ALS. He was preceded in death by his parents: the Reverend Gordon Leonard Price and Irma Eubank Price of Roanoke Rapids, NC. Gordon is survived by Anne Neville Price, his wife of 52 years; his children Susan Neville Price, Gordon Leonard Price III (Trey), Catherine Price Newman and husband Greg all of Midlothian, VA; grandchildren Grant and Leah Newman; sister Mary Price McChesney and husband Bryan; nephews Bryan McChesney and wife Beth, Gregory McChesney and wife Anna, Alec Lewis and Stephen Lewis; brother-in-law Ben Holland Neville, Jr; sister-in-law Elizabeth Neville Fonville and husband Gene. Gordon graduated from Roanoke Rapids High School and the University of Richmond (’65). He taught in Chesterfield County Public Schools. He retired from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield after 32 years of service. He was a member of Huguenot Road Baptist Church, The Jamestown Society, Order of Founders and Patriots, Order of the Ancient Planters and The Spider Club. His friends and family will remember his wry humor and steadfast loyalty to those he loved and respected. As an avid sports fan, Gordon supported his Richmond Spiders, cheered for the UNC Tar Heels, enjoyed fishing, played golf and exercised/socialized with buddies at ACAC. His knowledge of history and curiosity enriched his travels with Anne. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. The family will receive friends at Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Rd, Midlothian, VA (804)794-1000 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm Friday, August 10th, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 am Saturday, August 11, 2018 with a reception to follow at Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 Huguenot Rd, Richmond, VA 23235. He will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Hollywood Cemetary in Richmond, VA. The family wishes to thank Dr. Bedlack and his team at the Duke ALS Clinic as well as the teams from Med, Inc and James River Hospice for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Duke ALS Clinic online (duke.gifts.edu – ALS General Gift Fund) or make checks payable to Duke ALS Clinic, 710 W. Main St, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 c/o Holli Gall. On line condolences maybe made at www.woodyfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Rev. Gordon Leonard Price, Father
  • Irma Eubank Price, Mother
  • Anne Neville Price, Wife
  • DONATIONS

  • Duke ALS Clinic
  • Duke ALS Clinic online (duke.gifts.edu – ALS General Gift Fund)

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Bob Lee

August 10, 2018

Anne, Susan, Trey and Catherine, from our family to yours, we are so very sorry in this time of loss. Know that our prayers are with and for you as you journey through these difficult days. A verse for strength and comfort: "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13, NIV). God's blessings, Pastor Bob, Melanie and Isabella

Rachen Sterling

August 10, 2018

To the entire Price family my thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow and grief. It has been a pleasure getting to know your family, most especially Gordon and Anne through their friendship with my parents, Charlotte and Dick Forrester. Gordon is a special man and what a wonderful friendship he shared with my father. I will never forget being able to celebrate my father's birthday last July with Gordon and Anne. How special that you both were there to celebrate with my dad and that Trey was so giving of his time that night in bringing his dad there and waiting at the restaurant while we celebrated.
Peace to you and your family on your grief journey.
Rachen and Kevin Sterling

Courtenay Peyton

August 8, 2018

Ann and family. I worked with Gordon for many years at Anthem and always remember his wonderful smile. My husband loves history and Gordon loved to talk about that. Work was work but in those days we all forged friendships. Ann I met you a few times over the years and you and your family are in my prayers . Courtenay Peyton

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Biography

Gordon Leonard Price, Jr, 76, of Midlothian, VA died August 1, 2018, at home in his sleep after a valiant battle with ALS. He was preceded in death by his parents: the Reverend Gordon Leonard Price and Irma Eubank Price of Roanoke Rapids, NC. Gordon is survived by Anne Neville Price, his wife of 52 years; his children Susan Neville Price, Gordon Leonard Price III (Trey), Catherine Price Newman and husband Greg all of Midlothian, VA; grandchildren Grant and Leah Newman; sister Mary Price McChesney and husband Bryan; nephews Bryan McChesney and wife Beth, Gregory McChesney and wife Anna, Alec Lewis and Stephen Lewis; brother-in-law Ben Holland Neville, Jr; sister-in-law Elizabeth Neville Fonville and husband Gene.
Gordon graduated from Roanoke Rapids High School and the University of Richmond (’65). He taught in Chesterfield County Public Schools. He retired from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield after 32 years of service.
He was a member of Huguenot Road Baptist Church, The Jamestown Society, Order of Founders and Patriots, Order of the Ancient Planters and The Spider Club.
His friends and family will remember his wry humor and steadfast loyalty to those he loved and respected. As an avid sports fan, Gordon supported his Richmond Spiders, cheered for the UNC Tar Heels, enjoyed fishing, played golf and exercised/socialized with buddies at ACAC. His knowledge of history and curiosity enriched his travels with Anne. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
The family will receive friends at Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Rd, Midlothian, VA (804)794-1000 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm Friday, August 10th, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 am Saturday, August 11, 2018 with a reception to follow at Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 Huguenot Rd, Richmond, VA 23235. He will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Hollywood Cemetary in Richmond, VA.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Bedlack and his team at the Duke ALS Clinic as well as the teams from Med, Inc and James River Hospice for their care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Duke ALS Clinic online (duke.gifts.edu – ALS General Gift Fund) or make checks payable to Duke ALS Clinic, 710 W. Main St, Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 c/o Holli Gall. On line condolences maybe made at www.woodyfuneralhome.com.