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March 3, 2014

William E. Price

OAKTOWN — William E. “Bill” Price, 80, of Bicknell and formerly of Oaktown, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital. William was born May 26, 1933, the son of Lemuel Alonzo “Lon” and Corlena Mae (Houghland) Price, in Oaktown. He graduated from Oaktown High School in 1951. After high school, he worked for Prestolite for 27 years, PCA, Owen Detective Agency, and drove a semi truck. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and Oaktown Christian Church.

William coached for the Oaktown youth baseball league for many years, was an outstanding basketball player at Oaktown High School, and played on an AAA fast pitch softball team. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Indiana University basketball. He could be found gardening, hunting, fishing, or mushroom hunting. He was very proud of his grandchildren and their sports accomplishments. William also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He is survived by his sons, Tom Price of Brazil, Ron Price and wife Debbie of Robinson, Ill., and Jim Price and wife Joni of Sandborn; daughter, Yvonne Rogers and husband Doug of Bicknell; grandchildren, Amy Summers, Allison Clark, Hillary Patton, James E. Price, Kendall Rogers, and Mallory “Millie” Rogers; great-grandchildren, Brendan Clark, Tyler Clark and Keaton Mac Summers; sister, Jan Bruce of Evansville; aunt, Cordie Whitfield of Boonville; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Dolly Williams, Lou Ann Scott, and Lee Cully.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Oaktown Chapel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, also at the funeral home, with Pastor John Moreland officiating. He will be laid to rest at the Oaktown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vincennes Pet Port in honor of his beloved dog, Sally. Online condolences may be made at

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