David Allen Price, 58, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday May 25, 2021.
Born in Plymouth on October 21, 1962, David was the son of Robert “Bob” A. Price and Marcia E. (Anders) Price. He graduated from Plymouth High School we the class of 1981. He would go on to attend Purdue University and graduate a B.S. in Aviation Technology, consisting of Maintenance and Flight Options.
He served in the U.S. Air Force until his Honorable Discharge. David then served as a civilian mechanic at several bases which included: Kansas, Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. Also in his duties, he worked with scheduling flight operations, developing training manuals, organized the Hazardous Materials programs, and ran the toolroom.
David was the smartest, most helpful person one could have wanted. He liked to pass on his knowledge to others and there was never a subject that he did not know something about. David would always dig out every ounce of information on a subject, whether it was airplanes or the Bible. He was a great, and annoying, big brother to his sister, Karen. Even though they didn’t always have the same interests, he always sent her all kinds of jokes or articles about her favorite subjects.
He was very involved in Scouts, as an Eagle Scout Leader and a Boy Scout Leader. David served on the council of the Order of the Arrow and was the assistant camp director at Scout camp. He also enjoyed shooting and tackling politics and debates.
David is survived by his father, Bob (Merry) Price of Plymouth; his sister, Karen Gilbert and her son Joseph; stepbrother Col. Michael (Angela) Crane and their son Ace of Austin, TX; uncle, Donald (Beverly) Price of Plymouth and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mom, Marcia; paternal grandparents, Henry & Viola Price; and maternal grandparents, Orville Robert “Bob” & Mae Anders.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 1:00pm in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Marcia Price Art Fund, a yearly award given out by the Heartland Artists, through the Marshall County Foundation P.O. Box 716, Plymouth, IN 46563.
Lisa Anders Potter says
So sad to hear this news. I will remember his boisterous infectious laugh always! Hugs to you all, Karen, Bob and Merry
Dennis & Francie Beville says
Bob and family we are keeping you all in our prayers at this most difficult time. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Barb & Tim Pearson says
Your family is in our prayers. It is so difficult to lose a child, no matter their age. He was certainly an accomplished man.
Randy Fish says
Very, very sad—too young. Sort of in shock as i’m sure rest of family is. I know Dave loved the Lord so he’s rejoicing in heaven with his mother, but will be missed. Godspeed
David Sutton says
To the Price Family,
You are in our prayers as we ask the Lord to comfort you with His grace, strength and peace in this time of loss and to bless you with cherished memories of Dave. May you have the assurance and hope of his eternal reward. Dave was a devoted servant leader and patient teacher and mentor to the Scouts of Troop 405 in Wichita. It was my privilege to serve together with him many years. I learned so much from him. There was not a scouting skill he could not instruct on and he always had all the tools and equipment needed. I also remember his boisterous laugh. I am thankful to God for Dave and how he allowed God to use him.
Mary Ann & Larry Neff says
Bob and Merry- We are terribly sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.
Ren and Beverly says
Sending you our sympathy.
Ren and Beverly
Barbara Pearson says
Bob and Merry, We are so very sorry for your loss. David sounds like a fine young man filled with the Lords grace and love. He will be greatly missed by many. May you find comfort knowing he is with the Lord and you will see him again one day.
Jerry and Barbara Pearson
Linda Starr says
I was shocked and saddened by the announcement of David’s passing.
Please know that your family is being lifted in prayers for peace and understanding!
Sharing your tears!
Irene Scobey says
Bob, Merry: I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your son. I did not know him,, but he sounded like a wonderful man.
Sue Nyberg says
Bob and Merry, we are thinking of you and send our sincere condolences. I have fond memories of Dave, he was a wonderful Scout leader, mentor and friend. I pray that you are surrounded by God’s peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Linda Langfeldt says
Sure gone too soon!! Bob, I sure see your great smile in David. Our prayers are with you!! Linda Langfeldt
Bob & Donna Taber Whitmer says
Dear Bob, Merry and Price family,
Condolences and prayers for you and beloved son David. May he soar with the angels!
Tammie Pearson Gangloff says
Uncle Bob, Merry and cousin Karen & all family,
So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. We are thinking of you and send love & hugs.
I will always remember David’s sense of humor, smile, orneriness and oh that jovial laugh.
Ted & Tammie Gangloff
Cheryl L Persinger says
David worked with my husband, Ronnie Persinger, at Flight Safety International and The Boeing Company in Wichita, Kansas and were great friends. I was so touched when David came to my husband’s funeral 3 years ago. I gave David a big hug and I cried in his arms and when I finished hugging him, he was shedding a tear too. David even helped me clean out the memorial items at the funeral home after Ronnie’s funeral had concluded. I could not believe that David had passed away. We communicated via Facebook all the time so I will miss him sharing his Facebook thoughts. In his memory, I have placed an order to plant a tree in a forest of need. God bless this accomplished man because he touched so many people in such a positive manner.
Mike Newberg says
I knew Dave at Purdue through the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity. Dave exemplified APOs Cardinal Priciples of Leadership, Friendship, and Service to the utmost! Everyone considered him a friend and enjoyed his hearty laugh and stories from his time in the military.
I offer my heartfelt condolences to the Price family.