Mr. Billy T. Price, 74, of Swainsboro passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin following an extended illness.
Mr. Price was born February 22, 1946 in Swainsboro, GA, the third son to the late Thurman Brinson Price and Lizzie Mae Brady Price. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry Price. A lifelong resident of Emanuel County, Mr. Price resided in Kite, GA with his parents and siblings, Larry, Hiram and Gloria throughout his childhood and teenage years. In 1963, he met Sally Jo Oglesby while working at Swainsboro Printworks. The two later wed in a private ceremony on April 28, 1967. They bought their first home and moved to Swainsboro the following July. Mr. Price worked a number of jobs ranging from hotel bellhop, pet shop owner, and traveling salesman befriending those he met and solidifying himself as a fixture in the community he loved. On August 1, 1972, Mr. & Mrs. Mr. Price welcomed their first child, Timothy Wayne Price, into their lives. The trio welcomed the fourth member of their family, Tonya Lynn Price Ogletree, on August 14, 1973. Mr. price joined the Swainsboro Fire Department in 1975 and was a fireman for 30 years, earning the title of Assistant Chief. He committed his heart to Christ on September 16, 1976 and strived to emulate his Lord with the love he showed to others, be they friends, family, or even strangers.
Survivors include his darling wife, Sally Price of Swainsboro; son, Tim (Renee) Price of Kite; daughter, Tonya (Dale) Ogletree of Kite; brother, Hiram Price of Adrian; sister, Gloria (Daniel) McCoy of Adrian; grandchildren, Macy Price (Kristopher Dowdy), Paige (Aaron) Ayala, Brooke (Brandon) Gay, Chase Price, Gracie Ogletree; great-granddaughter, Lakelynn Jay Gay; beloved dogs, Babydoll and Trixxie, several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Dr. Tom Akins and Reverend Earl Warnock officiating.
Interment will be at Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends Monday, October 12, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Swainsboro Fire Department.
In compliance with the guidelines set by the CDC, 6 feet rule will be enforced during visitation and service.
Condolences may be expressed at www.chapmanfhofswainsboro.com
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Billy T. Price, 74, of Swainsboro.
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