Fred Lewis Price, Sr., 88, of Columbia, died on Sunday, March 20, 2011. A funeral service was held 2 o’clock, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Hope Baptist Church, 2117 Clemson Road, Columbia. Interment, with military honors, followed at Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens where the family greeted friends. Serving as pallbearers were Mr. Price’s nephews, Richard Price, Charles Price, W.D. Price, Terry Price, Mark Ammonds, and Elbert Coward, Jr. The Rev. Howard S. Price, Lewis Price, Reed Price, and Olin Price served as honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Hope Baptist Church, (mailing address - 1301 Summit Parkway, Columbia, SC, 29229). Shives Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Mr. Price was born June 16, 1922 in Lee County, SC. He was one of eleven children born to William Kirkland Price and Rosa Truesdale Price. He moved to Columbia in 1939, where he worked in the glass business until volunteering for military service on October 27, 1942, enlisting in the Army Air Corps and proudly serving during WWII until his discharge in 1946.
After his military service, Mr. Price worked in the glass replacement business until he founded ACE Glass Company, Inc., in 1964 where he remained active and involved until his death. He also co-founded Blyco Glass Company, Inc. in 1958. Mr. Price was an active outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He loved to plant and work in his vegetable garden and gave away most everything he grew. Mr. Price was a member of Hope Baptist Church (formerly known as Eastwood Baptist Church)
Mr. Price is survived by his son, Fred Lewis Price, Jr. and wife Phyllis; grandson, Fred Lewis "Trey" Price, III; granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Price Gillespie and husband William; a great-granddaughter, Addison Grace Gillespie; a brother, Milton H. Price; sisters, Willene P. Coward and Viva P. Ammons; also a special friend, Ann Pate of Bishopville. In addition to his parents, Mr. Price was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Juanita Kelly Price; brothers, James E. Price, William D. Price, Charles W. Price, Roy D. Price, Robert F. Price, and Clifton E. Price; also one sister, Margaret P. Marshall. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Deborah Thigpin for her care and concern of Mr. Price over the past months.