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Jerry K. Price, 76, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012, with family by his side at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston after a nearly five-month battle with leukemia.
He was born on October 10, 1935, to Roy and Margaret (Hudson) Price, in Decatur, where he remained a connected member of the community long after moving to New Orleans and later Houston.
Jerry graduated from Pleasant Mills High School as a basketball athlete and studied at Purdue University. He went on to serve as Vice President of Operations for Union Equity, was a member of The Propeller Club in Galveston, and was a lifetime member of GEAPS.
Known to his grandchildren as “PawPaw,” Jerry was a dedicated family man, fair-minded father, avid sports fan, and loving husband of 56 years to Jeanene Babcock Price. His work ethic and unyielding positivity inspired his family, friends and neighbors.
He is survived by wife Jeanene; brother, Jim; daughters, Ann Gonsalves (Greg); Julie Bernard (Everett); Sheryl Sheppard (Scott); Becky Eiermann (Patrick); and Jennifer Reynolds (Brad); son, Rick (Connie); and 14 grandchildren.
Jerry was preceded in death by his brother, Danny. You are invited to leave written tributes and condolences at www.forestparklawndale.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center in his name.
There were no services listed.
Arrangements were made by Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, Houston.