Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

James R. 'Jim' Price

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

James R. 'Jim' Price

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Evansville, Ind. James R. "Jim" Price, 83, of Evansville, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2012, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

Jim was born December 29, 1928, in Clay, Kentucky, the son of Burtis and Artie (Wilson) Price. He was a graduate of Delaware Grade School, a 1947 graduate of Central High School and attended University of Evansville Evening School.

Jim was a veteran of the United States Army, serving two years as an Army Engineer European Theatre and was a member of VFW Post #1114. Jim was a charter member of Terrace Parke General Baptist Church and served on several committees. He retired as manager of customer service from SIGECO in 1994 after 47 years.

Jim was extremely active in his community serving on many boards and committees including Chamber of Commerce Leadership School graduate (1970), United Way Executive Training Program United Way Solicitor, Boy Scouts Sustaining Membership Drive, Easter Seals Telethon Pace Setter Division, Museum Legacy "82" Campaign, University of Evansville Fee Campaign and WNIN "86" Capital Campaign. Jim was a retired member and past president of Downtown Lions Club and retired board member of Goodwill Industries, Inc., Center City Corporation, Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee, Evansville Rescue Mission, Community Action Program of Evansville, SWIRCA, Welborn Baptist Hospital, Welborn Foundation and Oakland City University. Jim was also a member of Downtown Rotary Club. He was elected in 1973 to Evansville City Council and served 22 consecutive years. During Jim's City Council Service, he served with four Evansville Mayors', Russell Lloyd Sr., Michael Vandeveer, Frank McDonald II and Russell Lloyd Jr. He also served as Knight Township Trustee for 12 years and in 2005 was awarded Indiana Township of the Year.

Jim received Distinguished Hoosier Award from Governor Mitch Daniels. He was also honored to have Price Park on Covert Avenue named for him. …

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