David R. Price, 84, Kokomo, died at noon Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at St. Vincent Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born March 18, 1928, in Kokomo, the son of David and Lillian (Morris) Price. On Nov. 17, 1951, he married Doris Jean Reinke, who survives.
David was a 1948 graduate of Ervin Township High School. He served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Stellite Corp. in Kokomo after 30 years of service in the vacuum department.
He was a member of te Burlington Masonic Lodge F&AM #111, Quarter Century Club, and the Steel Workers of America Local 2958.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Doris J. Price, Kokomo, are four children, Deborah Jean (Lawrence) Causey, Windfall, Douglas Ray (Margaret) Price, Columbia, S.C., Donald W. (Rosanna) Price, Kokomo, and Dennis R. (Tammy) Price, Eaton, Ga.; grandchildren, Lea Gresli, Laura Hill, Jamie Brooks, Courtney Laughman, Zachary Price, Brian Price, Breanna Price, Brittany Price and Erroll Howard; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill (Diana) Clingenpeel, Burlington; two sisters, Betty Ferguson, Rochester, and Ruth Ann Moore, Kokomo; and a brother-in-law, Cyril Whiteman, Lafayette.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Roy Clingenpeel; granddaughter, Ashley Loy; one brother, Ben Clingenpeel; and a sister, Frances Whiteman.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with the Rev. Jim Stevenson officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. Tuesday until service time at the funeral home.
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