James Garland Price

James Garland Price, 65, of Richmond.  The sunrise of his life began March 4, 1947; The sunset of his life came about 11 a.m. Dec. 12, 2012, at home surrounded by his mother.

Jimmy, as he was known, was born to Florence West Price and Ralph Delmar Price Sr. of Richmond. Jimmy was the second child of this union. Jimmy was educated in the Richmond School District. He accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the Second Baptist Church. After finishing his schooling, he held several jobs working as a cook for several restaurants in the Excelsior Springs and Liberty area.

He married Verna Ann Morris, and to this union there where five children, Terry Price (Doris) of Fayetteville, N.C., Tyra Cahill (Louis) of Carrollton, Anthony Price (Jennifer) of Excelsior Springs, Rayjon “Winkie” Price of Liberty,   April Wilson of Tampa, Fla.

He is survived by his mother, Florence Wilkins; his five children; two sisters, Pamela Allen (Ron) of Kansas City, Mo., Frances D. Wilkins of St. Louis; one sister-in-law, Katherine Hines of Kansas City, Mo.; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Delmar Price Sr.; stepfather, Andrew Wilkins; three brothers, Ralph Delmar Price Jr., Homer Price and Edward Wilkins; two sisters, Kathy D. Allen and Connie K. Price; grandparents, Catherine and Buzz West and Homer and Isaiah Price; three aunts, Barbara Jean West, Clara C. Blackburn and Josephine K. Taylor.

The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to Ray County Hospice who provided care to Jimmy for the past several months.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Second Baptist Church in Richmond. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in the Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond is in charge of the arrangements.

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Jimmy leaves a host of Nieces and Nephews and other relatives, and some extra close buddies, Milton Bratton, Lon (Skip) Allen, Russell Allen Sr., R.W. Crowley, and Leon Allen, Terry Elliett, Jimmy will be missed by all who knew him, Rest in Peace Jimmy.

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