James Albert Price, Jr., 96, of Lynchburg, died, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.
He was born in Pembroke on Aug. 24, 1924, to the late James A. Sr., and Cella Johnson Price. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Verna; one son, Bryan Scott Price; a sister Francis Shorter; and a brother, Daniel Price.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army. He received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and his masters and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He taught at several schools in the Lynchburg area before becoming a professor in the engineering field at Central Virginia Community College. Jim loved farming and enjoyed teaching. He was stern but very fair. Above all, he enjoyed watching his grandsons play sports.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steve Price and Suzanne; grandsons Stephen Price and wife, Blair, and Eric Price and wife, Allison; two beautiful great-granddaughters, Carleigh Ann and Caroline Rae Price; a sister, Lois Wootton and her husband, Frank; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg, with the Rev. Gary McCoy officiating.
Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.