Posted: Thu 1:05 PM, Jun 27, 2013
Funeral Home: J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel
Gordon Price, 65, of Bowling Green, entered into rest June 25, 2013, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville after a long battle at The Medical Center of Bowling Green.
A native of Allen County, he was the loving son of the late Fielding Ellis and Virginia Jackie Kelly Price.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Margaret Mae Sears Price; a son, Rusty Ellis Price; three stepsons, Mike, Jeff and Kevin Robertson; two sisters, Regina Phillips and Dawn Mays; two grandsons, Austin and Zander Price; eight stepgrandchildren; 16 stepgreat-grandchildren; a stepgreat-great-grandchild; two nephews, Jason Mays and Scottie Sledge; a niece, Jessica Mays; and a great-niece, Jeni Sledge.
Gordon was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and is an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He belonged to the VFW Post 5712, American Legion Post 23, Shriners, Bowling Green Masonic Lodge No. 73 F&AM, Legion of Honor and DAV.
Gordon worked as a tool and die maker for almost 40 years after returning from Vietnam. Gordon worked at Cutler Hammer, TVA, Holly Carburetor, Chrysler, General Electric and A.O. Smith. Gordon worked hard his entire life and always put his family first. Gordon was an avid fisherman, basketball coach, Boy Scout leader and enjoyed building in his spare time. He always looked forward to family vacations to Gatlinburg, North Carolina and Florida. After retiring in 2005, Gordon spent a great deal of time helping veterans as a VFW officer. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife, Margie, spending time at their lake house and going to car shows. His greatest role was being a husband, father and grandfather. The most important thing during the past eight years has been enjoying time with his two grandsons, Austin and Zander, who always say, “he is the best Geepa ever.”
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel, with burial in Bowling Green Gardens. There will be a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Friday. Visitation is from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday.