James H. Price

February 19, 1944 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

James Price Obituary

James “Jim” H. Price, age 79 passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, February 14, 2024 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. Jim was a longtime resident of Morgantown.

He was born in Indianapolis on February 19, 1944 to his parents, the late Henry N. and Elva F. (Thornberry) Price. Jim was a 1963 graduate of Morgantown High School and went on to serve as a Fireman on the USS Lindenwald with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1965 and served in the Reserves until 1967. Jim retired in 2010 from Navistar in Indianapolis where he worked as an Electrician for over 15 years. Prior to that, he held the same position with Amtrack in Beech Grove for 15 years.

Jim was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Trafalgar where he served as a Sunday School Teacher, Youth & Song Director and drove the church bus. Jim was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union and a former member of the United Auto Workers Union. He was also a former member of the Morgantown Volunteer Fire Department, Morgantown Town Board and the Morgantown Little League Association.

Jim enjoyed decorating his house for the holidays, especially for Halloween. He was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears and NASCAR. Jim’s true passion was his family. He was known as “Pap” to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jim always looked forward to either coaching or just cheering on his children or grandchildren at their sporting events or school activities.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Donna C. (Payton) Price, whom he married on October 8, 1965 in Indianapolis. He is also survived by his children, Teresa (Shellee Mandabach) Price of Morgantown, James (Pam Gipson) Price of Greenwood, Brian (Becky) Price of Morgantown & Kimberly Price of Franklin; siblings, Marc (Rhonda) Price of Greenwood and Sue (husband, Darrel) Fleener of Morgantown; grandchildren, Christopher (Jeffrey McQuary) Price, Katlyn Seniour, James Price IV, Collin Seniour, Wesley (Savanna), Jordan, Megan, Addison, Blythe, Elias, Evelyn and Evan Price; bonus grandchildren, David (Amiah), Nathan & Allan Phelps, Whitney (Kenny) Thompson, Aimee Franzen and Alex Mandabach; great grandchildren, Skylar, Penelope, Jonah, Jimmy & Lola; bonus great grandchildren, Jaxson, Derik, Malachi, Liberty, Camden, Justice, Carolyna, Casen, Landry, Lainee, Kylo & Everly.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Dora "Jeanne" Treece.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 24th at 12:00 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Military rites will be presented by the United States Navy and the Martinsville American Legion & Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards.

Memorial contributions may be sent in memory of Jim to the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th Street Ste. 200 Indianapolis, IN 46278.

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February 24, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center
179 E. Mulberry Street
Morgantown, IN 46160

Funeral Service
February 24, 2024

12:00 PM
Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center
179 E. Mulberry Street
Morgantown, IN 46160

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American Heart Association
6100 W. 96th St. Ste. 200, Indianapolis IN 46278


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