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Roy Rogers Price

June 21, 1939 — July 7, 2023


A Celebration of life service for Roy Rogers Price, age 84, will be Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 3:00 PM at Sykes Funeral Home. He got to spend time with his family hours before he passed away peacefully early in the morning of July 7, 2023 at Brookdale. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:00 PM until the time of service.

Roy was born on June 21, 1939, near Adams, Tenn., above Nashville, to the late Charles Nathaniel Price and Bernice Louise Price. Roy had a strong moral compass and always wanted to inform the community of the truth. He also had a strong love for his country which contributed to him serving in the Army Reserves from 1956-1964. 

He attended elementary school and part of high school at Lacy Consolidated School, north of Hopkinsville, KY., where he was county spelling champion three years, Key Club president, and a contributor to the school newspaper and the Hopkinsville newspaper. Price graduated from Dickson, Tenn., high school, where he contributed to the Dickson paper. He graduated with a B.S. degree in English at Austin State in Clarksville, where he was editor of the college paper, a member and officer of various clubs, winner of the English scholarship, and man of the month.

His full-time newspaper career began in 1959 as a reporter at the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, and included editing positions (not in order) at Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tenn.; Fort Smith, Ark.; Franklin, Lynchburg, Richmond, Chesapeake, Fredericksburg and Newport News, Va.; Asheboro, N.C.; and Paducah, Ky, (where he retired in 2005). He received various civic awards while on some of the papers. 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, James Price, Raymond, Tex Sherman and Johnny Mack Price, sisters, Shirley Faye Watson, Nancy Rager and Mary Jane Price. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Lisa Price, who was a probation and parole officer in Richmond, Va., before returning to Nashville and becoming a realtor and her husband Landon Funk; sisters, Bernice (Bill) Burton and Peggy (Juilo) De Jesus, Clarksville, Tenn; as well as numerous nephews and nieces, and mother of Jennifer, Petra Price.  

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, July 13, 2023

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