Allen Manges Price, 85, of Blacksburg, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.
Allen was born in Blacksburg in 1935. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Mabel Price; his brother, Richard Price; and a grandchild, Christopher Thomas.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Louise Eakin Price; a son, Dale Price (Donna) of Clayton, N.C.; a daughter, Diane Thomas (Gary) of Blacksburg; a brother, Kenneth Price (Joe) of Stanton; a sister, Francis King (Victor) of Gordonsville; granddaughters Heather, Gretchen, Kelsey and Jacqueline; and four great-grandchildren.
Allen graduated from Blacksburg High School in 1953. He served in the Army Reserves and worked 41 years in the Agronomy Department at Virginia Tech doing research in small grains. He was a lifelong member of the Blacksburg Fire Department and served as Fire Chief from 1971 to 1974 and as a Virginia Department of Fire Programs Instructor.
He loved the outdoors and hunting grouse and deer. After retirement, he was an avid woodworker and craftsman. He loved Blacksburg and Virginia Tech and was rarely seen not wearing the orange and maroon colors.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at McCoy Funeral Home in Blacksburg. Burial followed at Westview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blacksburg Fire Department. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.