William "Bill" E. Price
William “Bill” Everett Price, 94, of Atlantic, died Monday, November 5, 2018, at Heritage House in Atlantic.
The son of William Daniel and Maisy Mae (Sharp) Price, was born February 19, 1924, in De Camp, Missouri. He attended rural school in Missouri then helped operate the family farm. On October 3, 1942, he was inducted into the United States Army Air Force where he served in World War II until he was honorably discharged on February 23, 1946. During part of his tour of duty, he was stationed in England, where he met and married Olwyn Smith. They married in 1945 and resided in England for several years.
The two of them lived briefly in Southeast Iowa and Northeast Missouri, but later settled in Atlantic in the 1960's. Bill and his partner, John Waters, owned and operated Price and Waters Insurance in Atlantic from 1965 until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church since moving to Atlantic. Bill loved to build and fly model airplanes during his free time. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed woodworking, and found pleasure collecting and selling antiques with his wife Olwyn.
Bill is survived by his sons, Mark (Pamela) Price of State Center, Iowa, Paul (Connie) Price of Atlantic, Iowa, John (Linda) Price of Aurora, Colorado; grandchildren, Jill (Erik) Jacobson of Bennington, Nebraska, Amanda (Will) Schneller of West Des Moines, Iowa; four great-grandchildren, Zoey Jacobson, Kirsten Jacobson, Abram Jacobson and Audrey Schneller; other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife Olwyn Price, and his parents.
The family will greet friends on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until time of the Memorial Service at the First United Methodist Church in Atlantic.
Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Atlantic on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Dean McPherson officiating.
Burial will be held at the Atlantic Cemetery.
Roland Funeral Service is caring for William's family and his arrangements. Condolences maybe left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.
IN REMEMBRANCE OF
William “Bill” Price
February 19, 1924 - De Camp, Missouri
November 5, 2018 - Atlantic, Iowa
At the age of 94 years, 8 months, 17 days
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Ten-thirty a.m., Thursday, November 8, 2018
First United Methodist Church - Atlantic, Iowa
Pastor Dean McPherson
“How Great Thou Art” by the Congregation
“The Old Rugged Cross” by the Congregation
“Danny Boy” by Jessica Jacobsen
Atlantic Cemetery - Atlantic, Iowa
The family appreciates your care and invites you
to join them for lunch following the committal service,
in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to the family
for designation at a later date.