David Walker Price

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Asheville ~ David Walker Price, 48, of Asheville, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 25, 2006, at his home. He was born on August 7, 1958 in New Orleans, LA and was a son of the late Rebecca Walker and John Milburn Price, Jr. He was very proud of his children and demonstrated his love for them by his involvement in their activities. Such roles as Band Booster President, Boy Scout mentor and dance class chauffeur were evidence of his commitment to their growth and development into the fine young adults they have become. He served as a deacon and greatly appreciated his Sunday School class fellowship. Foreign mission trips in service to indigent communities in South and Central America were a real joy for him. A lifelong fan of rock and roll, he enthusiastically enjoyed listening to and discussing music. His garden was a favorite hobby and he was known to plant and nurture fruits and vegetables that his family didn’t favor, just to share with neighbors, coworkers and friends. His work as a Nursing Supervisor at Deerfield Retirement Center was rewarding and he greatly admired the residents. Lastly, he was devoted to his dog, Preacher, who was often seen riding in his car as his copilot on neighborhood errands. He graduated from Owen High School in 1976 and Western Carolina University in 1986. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Asheville and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Virginia “Ginny” L. Price; one daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Price; one son Jonathan Alan Price, both of the home; one sister, Rebecca Price Fatula of Virginia Beach, VA; two brothers, John M. Price of Asheville and Paul F. Price and his wife Kathy of Weaverville; nieces Kerby and Savannah Price and a nephew, John Fatula. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 27, 2006 at Beverly Hills Baptist Church with the Revs. Guy Sayles, Eddie Morgan and Roy Dobyns officiating. A private family interment will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the First Baptist “Faith You Can See” Building Fund, 5 Oak Street, Ashe-ville, NC 28801.

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  1. The Healthcare staff at Deerfield send their condolences to the family. David will be greatly missed by us all, especially the residents. He showed them genuine care and compassion on a daily basis, working long hard hours until everyone was taken care of. His quick sense of humor made us all feel at ease around him. His spoken devotion and dedication to his family was inspiring. He often spoke of how proud he was of his children. He shared Preacher with us as well bringing him to work. They both touched the resident’s lives.

  2. Ginny, I was shocked to hear of your loss. Please know that I’m thinking about you, Jonathan, and Sarah, during these days, and pray that you will feel God by your side always. All my best. Walt

  3. He often made me, and everyone else in the near vacinity, laugh with his impersonation of Preacher’s voice. A truly warm and compassionate person. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

  4. Ginny, Jonathan and Sarah,

    We are so sorry about the loss of David. We know what a good Christian man, devoted husband and father he was. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God grant you comfort and strength now and always.

  5. Ginny, Jonathan and Sarah,
    David was in our Sunday school class and he could always be counted on for a humorous comment or knowledgeable perspective on that day’s lesson. He was so proud of Jonathan and Sarah and mentioned them often. We will miss him.

  6. I worked with David at Sisters of Mercy and wanted to send my heartfelt condolences to the family. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  7. Ginny, Jonathan and Sarah. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I called David A. yesterday and he was very upset of the news. He had hung out with David and Jonathan at a recent frisbee tournament. He will be missed in our school and community.

  8. Mrs. Price, Jonathan, Sarah:

    I had the pleasure of getting to know David here at Deerfield. His sense of humor was great and he made all of us laugh that was around him. I will miss him terribly. I will pray that God will comfort you in this time of your loss. May God Bless you.

  9. It seems like I’m awakening from a bad dream. I just keep wanting this whole thing to be a really bad rumor, but it isn’t. I’ve been praying for all of you since the moment I heard of David’s death. You know that I love each of you so much. I’m here for you and so is our heavenly Father.

  10. Sarah,
    My family and I will be praying for you and your family through the loss of your dad.
    Love and Prayers,

  11. Dear Ginny, Jonathan & Sarah,
    We are so incredibly sorry to hear about you losing David so suddenly. We talked to him recently at Ingles and can’t believe he is now gone. We know you will miss him but you and the family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Jodi and Russ

  12. I am so sorry to hear about David. I worked with him years ago in the NICU at Mission Hospital. We shared many laughs on the evening/night shift. May God hold you and bring you great peace and comfort in this most difficult time.
    Warmest regards,

  13. Ginny,

    I am so very sorry for you loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God’s peace will be with you all during this very difficult time.

  14. Ginny & family, I was saddened to hear David is gone. I became friends with David & Paul when we were at Owen High School in the 70’s. Their Father had passed away suddenly & I drove them home many times because Mrs. Price was not well. I saw him a few times through the years & he always had something wonderful to say about his family & how proud he was of you all. I know his memory will give you strength in this dark hour, & I will keep your family in my prayers. I will remember David fondly as a lifelong friend & I will miss him…

  15. My sweet friends,

    The whole Anderson household is heartbroken. We so wish we could be there with you to hug you and cry with you and laugh with you remembering all the happy times we’ve shared. Sarah, know that you are in my heart every minute and are welcome to call me day or night – Beth P. has all my numbers. J.P., I know that you are standing tall in taking care of Mom and Sarah, but remember to take care of yourself, too. It was clear to anyone who met David how much he adored both of you.
    Ginny, all I can say is how much I love you and hurt for you. Know you are in our hearts and prayers and we will do anything we can any day to help you through these dark days. Just remember that you are not alone.



  16. Dear Family,

    Tim Towery was kind enough to call and tell us of David’s passing. As you know, David had been part of our Brazil mission team for many years and was loved by the Brazilians. I called Central Baptist Church in Porto Alegre and they had special prayer for you today. Please know that our lives were enriched by knowing and working with David.

    Richard and Patricia Hipps
    Cordova, Tennessee

  17. Dear Ginny and family,
    I am so sorry and shocked to hear about David’s passing. I have known him since we were 12 years old and we have shared many experiences through high school, the Air Force, College and beyond.
    David was one of the funniest people I ever knew and that would be echoed by all who knew him.
    I am sorry I missed the service. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.


    David Plunkett

  18. Dear Ginny,

    Though it has now been probably 10 years since I have seen you and David, I still well remember the early days in Young Adult Sunday School Class with the two of you. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his sudden passing. I remember David as having a wonderful sense of humor and a boundless sense of wonder. He will no doubt be missed by many. I wish I could be with you and your family today at his service. Time and distance do not permit that, but neither do they diminish the fondness with which all of you are remembered. You will be in my prayers.

    David Johnson

  19. Jonathan,
    I am so sorry to hear about your
    father. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  20. David was such a warm and compassiate person to those that he worked with and cared for. I am sure that the memories that you all have will help to keep you strong in the time ahead. The love that he had for the Lord and the love that he had for missions certainly had an impact on my life. His memory will live on in each of you. God Bless you.

  21. We just learned of your loss Monday morning and are praying that God will use us and David’s many friends to comfort you now and in the days ahead. Love, Meredith’s Mom, Sharon

  22. Dear Ginny & Family,
    Please accept my condolences in the sudden death of David. My 29 year old step-son was killed in Afganastan in March. Your sudden loss I understand. My heart aches for you all. I pray God’s love will ease your pain and give you comfort. I have known Kathy Price since childhood as we went to church together. Of course, I know Paul as well. I work at Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care. David is held in highest esteem by all of us here at Sister of Mercy Urgent Care. God’s blessing on you all. ~Sandra

  23. David gave me wonderful care following back surgery the end of June. Please accept our condolences. We will miss him, also. Sincerely, Arline and Roger Morrison

  24. Dear Ginny, I was shocked and so saddened to hear about David’s sudden death. Even though it has been a long time since we have visited, you are still a precious part of my memories from our youth and the times we shared as teens at church in Rose City and later at college in Conway. I know your heart must be breaking, and I will continue to keep you, Sarah, Jonathan, and your parents in my prayers. May God give you a measure of His peace during this trying time. Love, Teresa

  25. Ginny,
    I was saddened to learn of David’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers and let me know if I can do anything-personal or professional.

  26. David was a gentle, whimsical, wise and wonderful child of God, who invested his considerable gifts in healing the pain of others. He made the world better and more beautiful by having lived in it.

  27. Dear Ginny, we were so sorry to hear about David. It was a shock to us, and we know to you, too. Please know that we are thinking about you and praying for you and your family. Our ties to Rose City go back a long way, and even though we don’t communicate with you directly any longer, we do keep up with you and your family through your Mother and Dad. The coming days will be difficult, but be comforted in knowing that there are many people who love you and are praying for you. Love, Tom and Jean Scott

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