Billy D. Price

Billy D. Price was born December 11, 1932. He went to be with the Lord on January 15, 2023, at the age of 90, after an extended battle with illness. He resided at Woodlands Retirement Community, Huntington WV, and at the time of his passing was under the wonderful care of Hospice of Huntington. The staff at Woodlands was fond of Billy and remember him as a friendly resident who always greeted them with a smile and a friendly word. He spent his childhood working for his maternal grandfather on a farm located at Barger Hill, Kenova, WV. He performed his military duty in the U.S. Army from 1957-1963 and was employed by Oliver Elam Construction in his 20’s. Thereafter, he quickly climbed the corporate ladder with Union Boiler Construction Company of Nitro, WV, becoming executive vice-president and held that position for 33 years. He was president of Cardinal Construction Company for seven years. He retired from construction work and worked for The Greater Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, South Point, OH, until he entered full retirement. He will be remembered for doing volunteer construction work on churches, donating regularly to Boys Town, the Mayo Clinic nonprofit, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association, Salvation Army, and Shriners Hospital for Children. He was predeceased by his father, Roy Price of Miller, OH, and his mother, Merle Werlein of Kenova, WV, his oldest son David Ray Price, and his granddaughter Alicia Maria Livingston Saul. Billy is survived by his wife of 32 years, Priscilla Darlene (Stone) Price of Kenova, WV, and his six children by a former marriage, Deborah J. McClure of South Point, OH, Daniel F. Price (Rebecca Price) of South Point, OH, Dodavah L. Price of South Point, OH, Darrell D. Price (Willa Price) of Proctorville, OH, Delynn A. Price (Anita Price) of Raceland, KY, and Douglas N. Price (Catherine Price) of Wheelersburg, OH. He leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. He will be interred at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery in Dunbar, WV, with a military ceremony on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Greg Tomlinson of Jefferson Avenue Church of God officiating. His wife asks that donations be made to Hospice of Huntington, WV, in lieu of flowers.

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  1. My condolences to the family. Billy and I had a nearly 30-year business relationship that quickly morphed into a friendship. I looked forward to our occasional meetings where we’d discuss regional and national economic development; and he’d regal me with stories of his construction projects with Union Boiler and Cardinal Construction. Billy was a kind man with a huge heart and he was as honest in all matters as the day is long. I’ve missed him through his illness and will miss him the rest of my time.

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