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DANVILLE - Gene Price, 83, of Danville passed away on March 2, 2018, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville.
He was born September 9, 1934, in Danville, the son of Allen Ray and Edith (Jenkins) Price.
He married Shirley O'Neil in 1957 and she survives.
Gene will be deeply missed by his wife; children, Timothy (Charlene) Price of Danville, Kevin Price of Danville, Curtis (Tammy) Price of Owensville, Ind., Troy Price of Danville, Mark (Vicki) Price of Ridge Farm and Shelby (Dirk Switzer) Newell of Bismarck; grandchildren; Trista (AJ) Biggs, Beth (Rick) Rosenbaum, Elaine (Jeff Bennett) Price, Stephanie (Aldon) Rudicel, Sammi Jo (Daniel Pickett) Price, Staci (Kyle) Murphy, Amber McCarty, Kayla Price, Trenton (Ashlyn) Price, Scott (Bobbie) Price, Trevor (Taylor Baker) Price, Mason Newell, Peyton Newell, Piper Switzer; many great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Luke Britton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.
Gene served in the Unites States Navy out of high school before returning home to start the first of three generations in the Electrician's Union IBEW Local 538 in Danville. He held a membership for 55 years in Local 538, where he also served as apprentice coordinator for several years.
Gene loved to go fishing with his good friend, the late Jim Britton. He was a lifetime member of the Illini Bass Club, Kickapoo Carvers and Holy Family Catholic Church. Gene was a Little League baseball coach, Boy Scout leader and even an avid square-dancer with his loving wife, Shirley. He loved his job and going to Wrigley Field to cheer on his Chicago Cubs.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Gene will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Danville with Fr. Loftus officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville. Entombment will take place at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Danville.
Please join Gene's family in sharing photos and memories on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on March 5, 2018
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