William C. “Bill” Price, 93, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at his residence in Punta Gorda, Fla.
He was born Sept. 8, 1920, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Charles and Edna Price.
Bill was a twin to his sister, Patricia E. Price. Before moving to Port Charlotte, Fla., in 1971, he was a D-Day Veteran in the 1st Infantry Division. After the war, he started out as a journeyman machinist, and later worked his way up to Production Manager at Harshaw Chemical Nuclear Division. After moving to Port Charlotte in 1971, due to severe health problems, he painted houses for General Development & Richmond Homes for several years.
Bill was a life member of the U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 98. When the economy shifted, he worked for many pool companies. In 1980, Bill became the maintenance manager at Fishermen’s Village, then retired in 1985. Bill’s hobbies included guns, cars, photography and volunteering any chance he had. Bill was liked by nearly everyone, and was noted for being an outstanding volunteer at the Military Heritage Museum.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Carol Price of Waynesville, Ohio.
A Celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, 2405 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte, with Military Honors.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda, or Tidewell Hospice. Please visit the online tribute for William “Bill” Price at www.kays-ponger.com.