J.L. Price

1925-2013

Price, J.L.J.L. Price, 88 of Edmond, OK, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. J.L. was born in Ardmore, OK. on February 11, 1925 to Major Siviles Price and Lee Hedrick Price. He graduated from Ardmore High School in 1945 and married Billie Jeanne Propps on Oct. 19, 1947. He was employed in the retail business for J.C. Penney’s from 1943-1948, transferring to T.G. & Y. in 1949. He enjoyed a 36 year career with T.G. & Y. Stores, starting as an assistant manager and retired as Senior Vice President of Store Operations. J.L. then ventured into the Equipment Rental Business with wife, son & daughter-in-law to open Britton Rental Center in OKC in 1985.

He has lived in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Louisiana and Florida. He and Billie enjoyed traveling and camping as a member of the Oklahoma Good Sam’s for many years. Throughout his many years he collected knives, rocks and postage stamps. He enjoyed woodworking and was a Jack of all Trades.

J.L. was a longtime member of the Memorial Road Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Major and Lee Price, sisters, Eloise, Charlene & Ruth, and brother Major.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years Billie, children, Jo Anne Laing of Edmond, and Jerry & Debby Price of Edmond. Grandchildren, Stephanie & Seth Parker, Jacksonville, Florida; Tricia Laing, London, England; Jeffrey & Courtney Price, Edmond, and Jennifer & Jimmie Moseley, Edmond. Great grandchildren, Sydney Stuart, Cobie, Misty, Chyanne, and Mylee and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a devoted Christian, loving husband, dedicated father, and generous granddaddy.

The family would like to thank the Visiting Angels of NW OKC & Edmond as well as Hospice of Oklahoma County for their care, patience and tenderness toward J.L.

Visitation will be held from 400-8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 9th and 8:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10th.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Memorial Road Church of Christ, officiated by Duane Eggleston. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Services are under the Direction of Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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  2. Dear Billie, Jo Ann and Jerry,

    I was so sorry to see on the TG&Y reunion page on Facebook about J.L.’s passing. What a wonderful man he was and what a dear family you are and always were to me and my parents. I guess J.L. was about the last of our long-time TG&Y family and all of us kids who grew up in the 50s.

    My deepest sympathy to you at this sad time. I know you will treasure your many wonderful memories just as I do. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you!

    Love, Janet

  3. Billie Jeanne,

    I am so sorry to hear about J.L. We really wish we could be there for the services, but please know we are all thinking of you all and praying everyday for the whole family.

    We Love You,

    Chris, Kari, Josh, & Hannah Coughlin

  4. I’m saddened by the passing of Mr. Price. He was a great role model for those of us who saw him live out his personal values as a Christian man, daily in his leadership position at TG&Y Stores. My condolences to his family.

  5. Mr. Price was a great Regional Vice President Florida Division. It was always a nice experience when he would come for a visit. I started in Inverness then moved around to Chiefland, Live Oak,Perry,Tallahassee St. Petersburg and finally Lutz. So I got to know and respect Mr Price very much.I don’t think I ever seen him angry. He will be missed

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