January 26, 1937 - November 25, 2018
James W. Price 81 of Urbana, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, November 25, 2018 in his home.
He was born January 26, 1937 in Allen Center, Ohio and was a graduate of Raymond High School. He continued his education and received his bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University.
He went on to serve his country in the United States Army.
Jim retired after many years as a dairy farmer. He was a member of the Brown Swiss Cattle Association, spent many years judging cattle shows across the Midwest, and was known for producing champions in the Brown Swiss and Holstein breeds. Aside from farming and spending time with family, he loved maintaining flower beds, designing arrangements, and exhibiting them at the Champaign County fair. In retirement, he looked forward to socializing and participating in the flea market monthly at the fairgrounds. He thoroughly enjoyed his days babysitting grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also was an avid and loyal Buckeye fan.
Jim is survived by his loving family, his wife of 51 years, Sheila Yvonne (Sibley) Price, his daughters, Erin J. (Tim) Kliesch, Ellyn L. (Dave) Hollingsworth and Emily J. (Jaret) Adams, his sons, Eric J. (Karen) Price and Evan D. Price; his grandchildren, Ashlie (Jeremy) Walter, Cassie Price, Ethan (Casey) Price, Zach Kendall, Matthew Price, Angie Coomer, Tyler Kliesch, Trevor Kliesch, Lane Hollingsworth, Eli Hollingsworth, Levi Hollingsworth, Landon Key, Abigail Adams and Aubree Adams; his great grandchildren, Brady, Ethan, Blake & Easton Walter, Bailey, Caden & Morgan Price and Sophia Coomer; his sisters, Rachel (Larry) Nauman, Jenny Tapp and Zella (Mike) Mullin, his brother, David Price, his sister-in-law, Judy Price and loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, and a host of long-time friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Zelia (Lockwood) Price; an infant sibling; a brother, George "Shorty" Price; brothers-in-law, Ronnie Tapp, Joe Pritchett, and Truman Sibley; and a sister-in-law, Harriett Price.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018 in the funeral home with Rev. Hershel Byrd officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Urbana VFW/DAV Post 5451, 220 E Court St, Urbana, OH 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.