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Richard Price, 88

October 12, 1935 — February 9, 2024

Richard Price, 88

Richard Gordon Price

October 12, 1935 – February 9, 2024

Richard Gordon Price, of the Duncan’s Creek Community in Rutherford County, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024, at the age of 88.  

He was the son of the late Noah and Alice McFarland Price.  He was also preceded in death by his three brothers, Robert, Roy, and Wilbur; his mother-in-law, Annie Sue Campbell Burke; sisters-in-law, Ruby Swofford Price and Lorene Whitaker Price; son-in-law, Bert Sigmon; nephew, Mike Price; two special aunts, Annie McFarland and Mallie McFarland Campbell, and her husband Price Campbell.

Richard is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Sue Burke Price.  Their love and devotion for each other was evident to all who met them. He is also survived by his daughters, Ann Price Gurley, her husband Ron, and Eva Price Sigmon; a grandson, Graham Sigmon; nephews Andy Price, wife Mitzi, their children and grandchildren, and Bobby Price, and nieces, Lynn Price Wright, husband Neil, their children, and Jackie Price.

Richard was a lifelong member of Duncan’s Creek Presbyterian Church, now Duncan’s Creek Church.  He served in many different roles in the church:  Sunday School Superintendent, Treasurer, Elder, Building and Cemetery Chairman, and others. Whatever he was elected to do, it was just a title for him.  He put his whole heart into getting the job done.  He and Sue worked with the young people, along with Calvin and Martha Franklin, and planned many events and outings for them.

Richard’s daughters, Ann and Eva, were both members of the Cherry Mountain Fire Department.  The protective dad became involved with the fire department as he went on fire calls just to be sure they were safe.  Later, he proudly served many years on the Board of Directors and enjoyed his work there.

Richard was raised on a dairy farm and grew up knowing hard work from a young age. He set an example of that his whole life and could build anything, fix anything, invent anything, operate any type of machinery.  He was always willing to tackle any challenge.  He attended Hollis Grammer School and graduated in 1956 from Sunshine High School.  He was a member of the Army Reserves for a number of years, serving at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Fort Leanord Wood, Missouri.  Richard worked with his brother Roy building houses in Shelby, at Lutz Yelton Tractor for a short while, and then Dixie Industrial Supply until retirement.

After Richard retired, he helped Sue at Bostic Florist. He enjoyed delivering flowers and working in the shop.  When she had a casket spray, he would make a pound cake for the family. He will be fondly remembered for baking cakes and cookies and sharing them with family and friends.

He also did a lot of cooking for ham suppers and Easter breakfasts at the church, made many a hushpuppy with his friends, and for several years, Richard and Sue prepared a special Christmas meal in January and invited all of their family and friends.  He really enjoyed cooking and baking cakes for this and spending time with everyone there.

Richard loved his country, his church, his family, his friends, and most of all, he loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The family will receive friends at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home, in Bostic, on Sunday, February 11, 2024, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The service will be on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 11 a.m., at Duncan’s Creek Church, 1658 Duncan’s Creek Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040.  The body will lie in state from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 

The Graveside Service will be at 3:00 pm Thursday, February 15, 2024 at Duncan's Creek Church Cemetery. 

Flowers are appreciated, or memorials in his memory may be made to:

Fairview Mountain Ministries

Chapel Building Fund

404 Mason Road

Ellenboro, NC 28040


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