Joe Price Obituary

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Joe Bob Price

October 20, 1937 - November 28, 2012
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Joe Bob Price, age 75, life-long resident of Plano, died November 28, 2012 at the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas. Joe Bob was born on October 20, 1937, the son of Frank Price and Lurene Rice Price. He was a retired Insurance Agency owner. He is survived by his loving wife Deanna of Gun Barrel City. Also surviving are his two daughters, Jill Price and Jan Eckensberger and her husband Scott and by his granddaughter, Evy Eckensberger, all of Plano; his brother, Jack Price and wife Betty of Waxahachie; his aunt, Helen Wiggs of Garland and by his niece, Elizabeth Sullivan of Austin. It is befitting that Joe Bob's memorial...
Joe Bob Price, age 75, life-long resident of Plano, died November 28, 2012 at the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas. Joe Bob was born on October 20, 1937, the son of Frank Price and Lurene Rice Price. He was a retired Insurance Agency owner. He is survived by his loving wife Deanna of Gun Barrel City. Also surviving are his two daughters, Jill Price and Jan Eckensberger and her husband Scott and by his granddaughter, Evy Eckensberger, all of Plano; his brother, Jack Price and wife Betty of Waxahachie; his aunt, Helen Wiggs of Garland and by his niece, Elizabeth Sullivan of Austin.

It is befitting that Joe Bob's memorial service should be held at the First Christian Church in Plano because growing up in the church was an important part of his life. He left the following written recollections for his family and friends, "I was raised in the First Christian Church. As I recall, the church had stadium seating with the adults sitting in the front and us kids sitting in the balcony. When we made too much noise, I can remember making eye contact with my dad up front and I thought Uh-Oh." Frank Price must have been the disciplinarian in the family because Joe Bob also wrote, "I remember going home with a big red "F" on my report card in citizenship. Mother would not sign it, and I had to take it to Dad. He told me,"You don't have to learn anything, but at least you could behave!" Joe Bob later became a junior deacon and a full deacon in the church so some of the Good Book must have eventually rubbed off on him.

After graduating from high school in Plano, Joe Bob attended college at East Texas State University, now Texas A&M, Commerce where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternal Order. He returned to Plano and purchased the Buddy Carpenter Insurance Agency. Maybe the relationship with Buddy helped Joe Bob develop his well deserved reputation as a prankster. You were always afraid to turn your back on either of them because they were legendary for plotting mischief. On a more serious side, Joe Bob was a faithful Rotarian serving as president of the Plano Rotary Club and also served on the Collin County Appraisal Board for 19 years. He gave back to the community in so many ways.

Visitation will be at the Ted Dickey Funeral home on Sunday evening, December 2nd from 6 until 8pm. A memorial service will be held on Monday December 3rd at 1:30pm at the First Christian Church. The family will greet friends after the service. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in lieu of flowers can do so to the First Christian Church Building Fund, 813 East 15th Street, Plano, TX 75074.

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