Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Obituaries

March 5, 2014

John Price

CROSSVILLE — Dec. 29, 1927—Feb. 9, 2014

John Arthur Price, 86, of Cumberland County, passed away Feb. 9, 2014, in Farmington Hills, MI.

He was born in Freehold, NJ, the son of the late J. (John) Arthur Price and B. Loretta (Collins) Price. John graduated from St. Rose of Lima School and Freehold High School. He also graduated from the evening division of Rider College in New Jersey in accounting.

John worked in several accounting positions before joining the Bendix Corporation. He worked at two of their New Jersey divisions. He was later transferred to the Bendix world headquarters in Southfield, MI, where he was an accounting manager. He retired 32 years after joining Bendix.

John was a member of Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fairfield Glade, where he had been active on church committees. He also gave freely of his time to help people and organizations with his accounting skills. He especially enjoyed working with Habitat for Humanity and the Knights of Columbus. He was a 50-year plus member the Knights of Columbus and was awarded Knight of the Year (1993-'94) plaque by Council 8152. In earlier years at Fairfield Glade, John was active in the square dancing club and the Art Guild. He loved gardening and had his Master Gardener certificate from Michigan State University.

John is survived by his wife, Sarah (Barnasconi) Price; brother, Joseph Price; children, Michelle Manross (Christopher) and John Michael Price (Lori); grandchildren, Brian and Matthew Price and Conner and Emma Manross.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Price Oliver; and brother, William Donald Price.

Visitation and vigil service were at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home in Livonia, MI. Funeral Mass was Feb. 17 at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Livonia. John had been a member of that church for the 21 years he lived in Michigan.

Burial was at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Southfield, MI.

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