September 28, 1936 – January 30, 2016
John “Jack” Price, 79, of Canton, Georgia, formally of Rockford, Illinois, passed away January 30, 2016 from Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Cancer surrounded by his family. Jack was born on September 28, 1936 to Lewis and Vera Layng Price in Rockford, Illinois. He grew up on the west side of Rockford, attending Lincoln Park School, graduating from West Rockford High School in 1954, where he played football and baseball. Jack joined the Marine Corp in 1954, doing his basic training in San Diego, CA at Camp Pendleton, CA and was discharged from Twenty-Nine Palms, CA in 1958. He married his high school sweetheart, Dorrita “Doe” Shipman on August 5, 1956. Jack attended North Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. He then went to work for National Lock in customer service after college, and then started a career in 1968 with Ideal Industries, Inc in Sycamore, IL, working in sales. In 1974, the family moved to Woodstock, GA where Jack was named Southeastern Regional Sales Manager in 1982. He retired from Ideal Industries in 1999, after 31 years. He worked for Tip Top Poultry part time after retirement, traveling across the country doing food shows. He also loved being an Ambassador at the Bradshaw Farms Golf Course. Jack had a love for people that followed him through his life and he never met a stranger. He could tell a joke at the drop of a hat. Jack loved his God and treasured his friendships. He looked forward to going back to Rockford every summer for the West End Gang Picnics with the “guys” he grew up with. He loved playing baseball and was still playing slow pitch ball at 79. He attended First Baptist Church Woodstock. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, “Doe”, sons, Mike (Cathie) Price of Woodstock, GA, Jeff (Kristian) Price of Grandview, MO, grandchildren, Videssa (Kyle) Ormbsy, of Woodstock, GA, Wendy Snyder of Woodstock, GA, Scott (Molly) Price of Atlanta, GA, Ashton Price of College Station, TX and Mallory Price of Grandview, MO, seven great-grandsons, Cole, Walker, Coker, Charley, Sam, Tommy and JD, all of Woodstock, GA, brother, Dave (Kris) Price of Rockford, IL, sisters, Rita (Chuck) Crawford of Albany, OR and Pam (Karl) Schwarz of Bend, OR, brother-in-law, Larry (Mary) Shipman of Roscoe, IL, sister-in-law, Cheryl (Dave) Wockenfuss of Tallahassee, FL and many nieces, nephews and friends across the country. Jack is preceded in death by his loving parents, Lewis and Vera Price, sister, Janet Louise Cronkite, brother, Dick Price in 2015 and oldest son, Kip Price in 2012. He was loved very much and will be missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Jack’s memory Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain Hospice, 475 Dickson Ave, Marietta, GA 30066 or IWMF Cancer Foundation, 6144 Clark Center Ave, Sarasota, FL 34238 or to a children's charity. A memorial service will be Monday, February 8, 2016 at 10:30am in the chapel of Woodstock Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 1-4pm at the funeral home.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
February 24, 2016
We met Jack and Doe thru Donna and Red P., who were our neighbors in the 70's. Such a nice couple. Always friendly with smiles on their faces. Later Jack was a customer at the bank I worked for and he was always so nice. Our deepest sympathy to Doe and family.
Greg and Sue Baxter Woodstock, Ga.
February 7, 2016
One of God's greatest blessings is his gift of a special person in our life. Jack was that gift to our Wednesday Night softball league. He greeted us with an extended hand, a glowing smile and a spirit second to none! He will be missed more than anyone but will always be deep in our heart every Wednesday night and throughout our life. I'm grateful to have played with Jack and to have known the greatest person in the world! Thanks for filling a special place in my heart!
February 3, 2016
I love this beautiful family and will miss Jack. He always had a big smile and a twinkle in his eye. Praying especially for his lovely wife, Doe, during this difficult yet joyous time. Love, Ann Chambers Robinson
February 2, 2016
Jack was a rare man who made everyone feel special. I always enjoyed seeing him at the GFS food shows He will be missed and was loved by many. I am sorry for your loss.
February 2, 2016
Doe and Family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I was blessed to know Jack over the last 10years. He was joy to work with and made all the GFS food shows fun. He will be greatly missed. Thank you for sharing him with all of us over the years.
February 2, 2016
Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. Jack was a special man who reflected Gods love to all who met him. He will be greatly missed.
February 1, 2016
We were very saddened to hear of Mr. Jack's passing. He was such a kind soul, sweet man, and always smiled when we'd stop to say hello while he was tending to the yard. He will be greatly missed.
Ronnie and Donna Smith
February 1, 2016
Doe and Family
It was a blessing to be one of many of Jack's friends. We will see each other again in heaven.