Claude S. Price, Sr., 86, of Dickinson St, Fremont, OH passed away on Tuesday, March 05, 2013 at Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 7, 1926 in Jackson Gap, AL, the son of John Will and Katie Lou (Patterson) Price.
Claude served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947 and was awarded the WWII Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal-Japan. He married Johnnie Mae Sewell on August 6, 1948 and she preceded him in death on August 30, 2008.
Claude was a Supervisor at Kelsey Hayes and retired in 1988 after many years of service. He was active with the Loan office at Fremont Foundry Credit Union and for Kelsey Hayes. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was baptized at an early age. Claude was an avid hunter and fisherman. He managed and played softball for the Barracudas, Michel’s and Fremont Foundry Iron Man. He also enjoyed gardening.
Claude is survived by his children, Constance Johnson, Brenda Bilal, both of Fremont, OH, Claude Price, Jr., Ann Arbor, MI; siblings, James (Patsy) Price and Betty Bell, both of Fremont, OH; grandchildren, Claudia “Jodie” Price, Troy Rollins, Michelle (Jerardo) Eckford, Jennifer and Rachel Rollins, Shannon and Shiela Patterson, Jeremy Scott and Terri Williams-Johnson; eighteen great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Johnnie Mae Price; siblings, Edward E., William B., Clyde T. and Haldon Price, Charlotte Waugh and Johnnie Mae Davis.
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