Hugh "Gene" Price, 81, of Eagle Rock, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at his home. He was born on Nov. 28, 1924, in Fairview, the son of Victor and Kathryn Forsyth Price. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Rainbow Division under General George M. Patton. He was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge. Sergeant Price was awarded the Silver Star for his decisive action and courage in freeing his buddy, Ernest J. Rendek from the Germans. Military paper headlines referred to Sergeant Price as the "Fairview Sharpshooter." In addition, he was awarded two Bronze Stars for his involvement in other combat actions. He was a real estate broker and builder/developer. He moved to Eagle Rock in 1977 from the Kansas City area, and his developments include Lost Indian Cove and Hooties Hollow in the Eagle Rock area. He married Lora Evert on Sept. 5, 1947 in Neosho. She survives.
Additional survivors include: one son, Ronnie Price, of Peculiar; three daughters, Renda K. Restrepo, of Lee's Summit, Susan Sevier and her husband, Glenn, of Lee's Summit, Jan Leas and her husband, Ron, of Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Jerry Price, of Fairview; and four sisters, Nancy Dautherty, of Neosho, May Pate, of Stark City, Donna Fairchild, of Liberty, and Frankie Kimbrough, of Drexel. He was preceded in death by one son, Danny Joe Price in 1962.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at the Dice Cemetery in Fairview, Missouri with Pastor Varl Ball officiating. Graveside military rites will be conducted.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, Missouri.
Memorials may be made to the Christian Health Care Hospice Association in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of the White Funeral Home, Cassville.
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