William Ralph Price Jr. “Billy”
Born: July 19, 1944
Died: September 12, 2020
William Ralph Price Junior, age 76, met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, September 12th, 2020. He passed at home peacefully.
Billy was born on July 19th, 1944. He graduated from Portland Christian School. Billy had a passion for working on the railroad. He started a career with the L&N Railroad company, later known as CSX transportation, as an apprentice electrician in 1965. He stayed with the company for 35 years with positions in Louisville, KY, Franklin TN, and Corbin KY. He retired from CSX in 2000 as Locomotive Shop Manager.
Billy loved bird hunting as a young man and was an avid University of Kentucky basketball and football fan. He also had a number of pet basset hounds over the course of his life, whom he loved dearly.
He was a long-time member and supporter of Iroquois Church of Christ and Portland Christian School. He lived a life of devotion and service to his family, his friends and his Lord.
He is preceded in death by his father, William Price Senior, his mother Ruth, and his grandson Kyle.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Loretta, his son Cary (Marsha), his daughter Kimberly, his grandchildren, Sarah, William, and Jesse, and his sisters Margaret Witten and Marilyn Schneble.
Visitation will be at Stoess Funeral Home on Thursday, September 17th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, followed by a brief service for the family at 7:00pm. The family will hold a celebration of his life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial expressions may be made in Billy’s name to Portland Christian School.
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