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Donald D. Price, Sr. June 20, 1936 ~ March 19, 2013

Donald D. Price Sr., age 76, of Fayetteville passed away Tuesday March 19, 2013. He was born June 20, 1936 in Ada, Oklahoma to W.F. and Donie (Timmons) Price. During his childhood, his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona. In 1958, Don enlisted in the US Army and was deployed to Korea, serving as a Corpsman with the 43rd Surgical Hospital. He also served as a mechanic in the motor pool, feeding his love for cars. After his honorable discharge Don returned to the west coast where he met Marjorie Roberts. They were married February 23, 1962 and with this union, Don became the father of Marjorie’s son, Ken.

For several years they made their home in the Phoenix/Los Angeles areas where Don was a semi truck driver/mechanic. Their family continued to grow with the addition of three more children: Don Jr, Carol and Jeff. In 1970, Don moved his family to Flippin, Arkansas where they owned and operated Margies DX. For the locals and numerous celebrities (Burt Reynolds, Dina Shore, Tennessee Ernie Ford) it was the last place to fill-up and grab a cold one on their way to Bull Shoals Lake. But for Don it was an opportunity to tell stories, work on vehicles and teach life lessons to his children.

After suffering a heart attack, Don was forced to sell their family business. They returned to Phoenix where Don worked as a mechanic for the Yellow Cab Company. In 1983, they returned to Arkansas where Don worked for Campbell Soup Company until his health forced him to retire in 1987. Although in poor health, retirement wasn’t all bad, as it gave Don the free time to be an avid Razorback football & basketball fan who undoubtedly will be “armchair coaching” every game from above.

Don was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W. Don had the most wonderful sense of humor and was always willing to share a story with anyone willing to listen and even those that weren‘t so willing. Hot rods and fast cars may have been Don’s passion but his true love was for his family. You may be gone from our sight but we will always see the love you so freely gave.

Into the Lord’s arms he joins his son, Jeff Price, his parents and several brothers and sisters. Don will be forever remembered by his surviving wife of 51 years, Marjorie Price of Fayetteville; his children: Ken (Amie) Landon of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Don (Becky) Price Jr of Fayetteville and Carol (Ted) Snow of Prairie Grove; granddaughter raised by him, Sarah Price of Farmington; 16 grandchildren,16 great grandchildren, 3 brothers, 4 sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Graveside Service will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 25, 2013 at Fayetteville National Cemetery with Steve Sullivan officiating.

 

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    Jaimie » 20. Mar, 2013

    Uncle Don will be missed by so many people. We love you and will forever have special memories of our time together. May you be dancing in the heavens above with those family memebers that were there to meet you. Much love being sent to Aunt Marjie and the family and friends that are hurting.

    Love always,
    Sue, Keith, & Jaimie

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    Anonymous » 21. Mar, 2013

    You have left a legacy of love that will last. It was wonderful to hear stories about you and feel the love as they were told. Not only will you be greatly missed, but also greatly remembered. The family will be in my prayers.

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    Name » 20. Mar, 2013

    Hey Dad, I know you’re probably pretty busy visiting with Gramma n Grampa and Jeff and others, but just want to say thank you for all you have taught me…… I would not be who I am, be at the place in life that I am if not for the lessons I’ve learned from you, some hard, some not so hard. I remember them all. Just know you are always with me and will love you always, and be forever proud to be your son. Just one more thing before I go, if there are yard sales in Heaven, I know you and jeff will hit them all…………I love you so much
    Your Son
    Ken

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    Name » 21. Mar, 2013

    You have built a legacy of love that will last. It was great to hear stories about you and the love that came thru with each telling. You will be greatly missed.

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    Nelson Bailey » 21. Mar, 2013

    My heart and love goes out to grandma and all the family. May The Lord comfort you and guide you through this hard time.

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    Amie » 21. Mar, 2013

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I will always treasure the time I got to spend with Don.

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    Steve & LaRee Price » 22. Mar, 2013

    Uncle Donald, you were always a hoot and a joy to be around. Your stories will be missed by many. May the Lord be with you and extend much comfort to those you’ve left behind.

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    Mona » 22. Mar, 2013

    Don has been missed while he has been ill and will continue to be missed here at Nantucket! We will miss his stories of his life adventures but I am sure all those in heaven will get to hear them now. There will be no dull moments there now. RIP Don

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    Vicky » 23. Mar, 2013

    Although it’s been many years since I was able to be with you and your family (I think Carol was about 3 or 4 yrs old), I remember you as an uncle who cared about everyone around him. You will be missed by many. To Aunt Marg and family, may God be with you to help you through your grief and strengthen you in the knowledge that you will all one day be together again in his loving arms. God Bless.

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    Name » 23. Mar, 2013

    You are all in our prayers. We will all miss Don so much. He was a wonderful man and will be truly missed. We love and miss you all. Love, Thelma, Sonya and all the family from Colorado!!

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    Fred Allen » 23. Mar, 2013

    Extending deepest sympathy to Marjorie and the rest of the family.

    Fred Allen
    Nantucket

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    Derwood &Karin Conkle » 23. Mar, 2013

    Uncle Don we know how much you enjoyed family,stories and all taken in stride. I know we
    remember, the good times and all of those who are still a deep part of you . May God be with
    you; and comfort to Marjie and loved ones.

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    Allan and Peggy Conkle » 23. Mar, 2013

    Uncle Donald, I know it has been many years since we talked, I just want you to know we are going to miss you very much. I know you are in a better place now. I also want to thank Aunt Marg for taking such great care of you. And may the lord be with you Aunt marg during this time of grief and hurt. We will forever love and will miss you Uncle Don.
    Your Nephew
    Allan

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    V ictor W. Price » 23. Mar, 2013

    I don’t know what to say, He was a good man who will missed by all who knew him!