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David Price III

• Apr 15, 2019 at 9:20 AM

KINGSPORT - David Price III of Kingsport, TN., unexpectedly passed away April 11 ,2019.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted on April 16, 2019 at Bethany

Presbyterian Church, 5825 Ft. Henry Drive, with his very good friend, Rev. Charles

Echols presiding. Visitation with the family will begin at 4:00pm and service begins at


Dave was born on December 31, 1953 and lived most of his life in California. He and his

wife, Elizabeth Price, moved to Kingsport in August 2009 from Bakersfield to be near


He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary C. (Geringer) Price and his father, David

Price, Jr. both of Fresno, California.

Dave is survived by his loving wife and best friend Liz of Kingsport; son Jason Price of

Kingsport; Step-daughter Tracy and husband Russell Cook of Jamesville, N.C.

Grandchildren, Michael Dylan Price, Elizabeth Kassandra Price and Noah David Price

of Kingsport, sister Marsha Mae Schlotthauer of Fresno, California; sister and husband,

Davina and George Roeder of Carmichael, California. Sister-in-law Jackie James and

husband Teddy Wilhelm of Pacifica, California. Step-Granddaughters, Monica and

husband Justin Foster and Nichole Giguiere.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CFRS Meals on Wheels, PO

Box 5752, Kingsport, TN 37663-0752 or Bethany Presbyterian Church, EPC, Building

fund, PO Box 6485, Kingsport TN 37663.

David developed a love for politics early in life. When in elementary school, he learned

that some people were "takers" and some were "producers". That awareness shaped

his life orientation. It was at this point in his life that Dave knew that to have a real

impact on people's lives, one would need to have God in their life.

He won the Junior High School Monitor Office as being a "Leader, not a Lover" when

the incumbent fell to the charges of his spending too much time with his girlfriend. Dave

was then in charge of all the hall monitors at Fresno's Hamilton Junior High School.

At Fresno High School Dave quickly got himself out of gym class, which he always

viewed as being a Fascist institution, by arranging various student government

meetings during that class period. He was chief justice of the student court and junior

class president, among other functionary positions. He proudly represented the stat of

Illinois and debated the issues of the day in the Fresno High School Senate, the oldest,

continuous high school club in the nation.

Dave was elected to the first Fresno City Youth Commission and was appointed by

then-Mayor, the late Ted C. Wills, to the Fresno Redevelopment Agency.

During his school years, he was not without flaws. His sense of adventure was

occasionally unencumbered by prudence or common sense.

The above was written by David in an act of love for his wife and he stopped at this

point. His proud and loving family want you to know that Dave served as a Session

Member and Chairman of Business, Financial and Stewardship Committee at Bethany

Presbyterian Church. He was the former Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer and Grants

Administrator at Meals on Wheels, Colonial Heights, Former Treasurer at Kingsport

Tomorrow, Inc. He retired from County of Kern as the Resource Management Agency

Director. He was the former Executive Vice President of the Building Industry Assn. of

Kern County, the Former Asst. Executive Officer at the Building Industry Assn. of the

San Joaquin Valley, Former Congressional Intern at the United states House of

Representatives. He studied Campaign finance, Policy Development at Sacramento

State, and Political Science, American History and Foreign Policy at California State

University, Fresno. He was also elected at the College's Student Body President. He

was a proud brother of the Fresno State Sigma Chi.

David loved God with his whole body, mind and soul. That love was demonstrated by

his giving the gift of life as an organ and tissue donor, just as Jesus Christ gave him

eternal life. Although we miss him greatly, we are comforted in knowing Dave is at

peace in his Savior's arms, and reunited with family and friends that have gone before


Gray Funeral Home is honored to serve the Price Family.    

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