B. "Chet" Chester Price

July 5, 1945February 9, 2021

PEKIN ~ B. Chester “Chet” Price, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 7 a.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at his home.

Born July 5, 1945 in Mountain View, Arkansas to Scudder and Grace (Moody) Price, he married Gennieve “Gen” Bradshaw on November 23, 1963 in Mountain View. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Randall “Randy” (Laura) Price of Cherry Valley; one daughter, Kelli (Rich) Ruppert of Chesterfield, Missouri; five grandchildren, Kellen Price, Keaton Price, Rachel Ruppert, Rene’ Ruppert and Reece Ruppert and one sister, Linda (Andrew) Barham of Mountain View.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Joe Price, Kenneth Price and Jerry Price.

Chet worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 39 years, retiring as a facility manager on August 1, 2004.

He was a member of Blue Mountain Baptist Church in Timbo, Arkansas and attended Calvary Baptist Church and First Baptist Church, both in Pekin.

His greatest love was his family and friends. He also enjoyed traveling, fishing and dining out. He appreciated a nice, new car and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan.

His private visitation and funeral will be Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Burial will follow in Woodrow Cemetery in rural Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 921 Caroline Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or First Baptist Church, 700 South Capitol Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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Steve Fitzanko (Jr)

February 13, 2021

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Price (Chet). I have the greatest respect and admiration for Chet. I will never forget him. I send my love and heart felt sympathy to Gen, Randy. and Kelli. You are are in my thoughts and prayers.

Keith Sutton

February 13, 2021

I got to know Chet while working at Morton Caterpillar. We worked in different departments, but on occasion, we got to talk a little baseball. He was a very nice man and I thought very highly of him. Condolences to the Price family. God bless.

Keith Sutton : Quality Control Dept.

Susan Baker

February 12, 2021

Gen, so very sorry for your loss. Thought the world and all of him and yes he was a great boss. I just will never forget his laugh. It makes me smile to think of it. You two made such a wonderful pair!!! If you need any help or just someone to talk to please call me. So very sorry. Love you a bunch.

Susie Baker

Jamie Greener

February 12, 2021

Gen, Kelli, Randy and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your loving husband and father. I loved Chet so much. I considered Chet one of my closest buddies and my father shared with me many times how much Chet's friendship meant to him. Thank you Chet for your loyal and sincere friendship over the years. I especially loved the times we were able to hang out in the late '80's, occasionally racing our Z-28's together. I know you are reunited now with many old friends and family. What a get together that must be!!
Gen, our prayers are with you and your entire family right now. May the Lord give you comfort and peace. Love you all.

dawn reh

February 12, 2021

Thoughts and prayers being sent for family and friends

Janice and Bill Heaver

February 11, 2021

Gen, our hearts go out to you, your family and all that loved Chet. He was such a great guy and we enjoyed talking to him. He will greatly be missed and hoping all your great memories of him will help you through this difficult time. Love and Hugs from both of us.

Jim Taylor

February 11, 2021

So sorry for your loss. He was a good man who will be missed by many.

Ron Hollada

February 11, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Chets passing. He was a wonderful co-worker and friend to me. I really enjoyed our years together at MCFA in Indy and want to pass along my most sincere condolences to his wife, Jen, and their family.
Fond memories,
Ron Hollada

Rick Britton

February 11, 2021

My deepest sympathy to his family . Had the pleasure to work with Chet in the mid 90's in Indy and what a remarkable man. He was so personable and had a good sense of humor. May he rest in peace !

Sharon & Ed Freidinger

February 11, 2021

Gen, we were so saddened to hear of your loss. Chet was such a kind person. We will be praying for you and your family.