James David Price, Sr., 76, of Lynco, WV, entered his new life on Sunday, September 11, 2022 his home. He was born on July 14, 1946 a son of the late James Garfield Price, Jr. and Zelda “Kitty” Jones Price Elkins. David was a 1964 graduate of Oceana High School and proudly served in the United States Air Force. He was a Staff Sergeant & served as a medic and a fire fighter while in the Air Force. He was a member of the DAV, VFW & the NRA. David was a coal miner, working as an electrician at Harris #1 mines and a member of the UMWA Local Union 1503. He was a licensed ordained minister. He loved to share his faith and was a humble and willing servant of His Savior, Jesus Christ. He was a member of Clear Fork Valley Baptist Church. David loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved story telling & making people laugh. He loved home cooked meals and desserts and nothing made him happier than a good old fashioned church dinner. He always loved to hunt and fish with his buddies, bow practice in the back yard and gun trade in the living room. David was a doting grandfather who was over the moon for his grandchildren. An enormous void has been left in the lives of his family and all who loved him.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his stepfather, Roy Elkins, brothers, Kenneth “Butch” Price, Lundy Elkins & Fred Elkins, sister-in-law, Donna Elkins, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Price and Mr. and Mrs. Luther Elkins, and his beloved “granddaughter”, Alexis Mullins. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and a nephew were there as well to welcome him home.
Those left to honor and cherish his memory, include his loving wife of 52 years, Dianne, a son, James David (Jennifer) Price, Jr., a daughter, Dina Price Mullins, his honorary son, Frankie (Julie) Sluss and honorary daughter, Melanie (Eugene) Mullins, grandchildren, Benjamin and Santino Mullins, and Maddie and Jon Price, special niece whom he loved as a daughter, Heather Price Richmond and her children, brothers, Larry Elkins and Jeff (Delores) Elkins, sisters-in-law, Lee Elkins, Ann Price and Peggy Elkins, special cousins who were like sisters to him, Judy (Larry) Canterbury and Sherry (Jim) Valdes, great aunts, Jean Price, Linda Price, Peggy Jones and Drema Jones Coulter, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and very special friends whom he loved dearly and with whom many wonderful memories were made.
A celebration of David’s life will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, September 14th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with the Rev. Erwin Gregory officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites. Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be James David Price, Jr., Dina Price Mullins, Benjamin Mullins, Jon Price, Frankie Sluss and Eugene Mullins. Honorary Pallbearers are his beloved brothers, Larry Elkins and Rev. Jeffrey Elkins. The family would like to extend our gratitude to the caring and compassionate staff of PCH Home Health, Hospice of Southern WV, American Medical of Oceana, Family Healthcare of Oceana and Renegade Pharmacy.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.