We are heartbroken to announce the death of our father Jerry Orlie Price, II. He passed peacefully at home with his loved ones late Christmas Eve 2023 at the age of 66. He fought a long battle with cancer, having always a determined spirit and never-ending sense of humor. He is survived by his daughters Crystal Olief Price & Bobbie Jo Morrison (John Morrison), granddaughter Lilly Anne, grandsons Neil and Jory. His family by heart Kim Duncan, Megan Decker, & Milan Hampton. His mother Olief Price, sisters Julia Cutter and Katherine Barnett, and brother Chris Price, as well as his many nieces and nephews and close friends. He was preceded in death by his father Jerry Orlie Price ,I., his uncle Ben Price, and aunts Barbara Price & Dee Epps.
A Memorial Service for Jerry is being held Sunday, January 7th, 2024 at 3:00 PM at the VFW Post 392, 2408 Bowland Parkway, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454. A reception will follow and all friends and family are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers please donate to: 9/11 Memorial Tunnels to Towers, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Association on American Indian Affairs, American Indian College Fund, or Boys Town Father Flanagan’s. Links provided below for these charities.
Born in Starkville Mississippi, Jerry was the son of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jerry O. Price, I., and beloved teacher, Olief Price. Always being a child of mischief he found ways of both amusing and annoying his siblings and fellow peers, but was so often the kid you’d go to not just for laughs but for support and community. He believed wholeheartedly in lending a helping hand and soon became recognized as the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. Growing up all over the country and having worked all over the world he was a man of many talents, skills, and interests. Some of which included Cowboying, Horsemanship, Hunting, Fishing, Music, Art, History, Carpentry, Gardening, & Football… Go Dawgs!! He was a man who cared deeply for his friends and family… In his own words “He was rode hard and put up wet”… “His life was a life well lived”… “No complaints… except for the traffic.” He served his country as a tough Seabee in Vietnam. He served his family as a loving and dedicated father, brother, and son. He served the world as an incredible human. And all who knew him have been made all the better for it. This is a great loss of a great man. Now we must venture on in his memory and with all the love he gave us. Thank you Dad, you are forever missed.
“That a man is a success – who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much. Who has gained the respect of the intelligent, the love of children, who has filled his niche and accomplished his task. Who leaves this world better than he found it, who has never lacked appreciation of the earth’s beauty or failed to express it. Who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.” – Unknown
A special thanks from Jerry’s loved ones to those who helped him along the way, from the doctors and nurses on his oncology care team, to the nurse from Optima who checked on him diligently and always made him feel at ease, to the many treatment care teams, and hospice nurses and social worker, as well as those of this fellow co-workers and peers from the job he worked for 30 years. You all made this incredibly difficult and overwhelming time easier to bear on a constant basis. There are no words to express our gratitude or what a difference you made for our dad. Thank you so very much.
Altmeyer Funeral Home and Cremations, Southside is honored to serve the Price family during this difficult time.
9/11 Memorials Tunnels to Towers – https://t2t.org/donate/
St. Jude Children’s Hospital – https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude-today.html?adobe_mc_sdid=SDID%3D29519B389C3F19C4-40B3BFEA5AC0E461%7CMCORGID%3D091B467352782E0D0A490D45%40AdobeOrg%7CTS%3D1704259843&adobe_mc_ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F
Association on American Indian Affairs – https://www.indian-affairs.org/
American Indian College Fund – https://engage.collegefund.org/page/22097/donate/1
Boys Town, Father Flannagan – https://www.boystown.org/history/father-flanagan