Richard Barry Price
Funeral services for Richard Barry Price were held Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment followed at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah.
Richard Barry Price was born Dec. 22, 1939 in Oklahoma
City to Richard Ralph Price and Lois Barry Price. He passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 in Okemah at the age of 78.
Mr. Price was a 1958 graduate of Okemah High School and later received a master’s degree in music from the University of Central Oklahoma. He ran track while at Okemah High School and was a talented endurance runner; having, along with a teammate, ran all the way to Henryetta and back. He and Carolyn S. Burnett were married August 2, 1971 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Mr. Price was passionate about music. He taught music at Okemah Public Schools for more than 20 years. He also played in different jazz bands with numerous professional
musicians. He was a member of the Rockats and the Gospel Accents to name a few. As a child, he attended the Presbyterian Church with his family and remained a Christian the remainder of his life. Mr. Price was an avid fisherman and also loved deer hunting and bird hunting and had served with the Oklahoma National
He is preceded in death by his parents and one grandson,
Survivors included his wife, Carolyn Price of Okemah;
one son, Jason Price and wife Kathryn of Broken Bow, Okla.; sister-in-law, Brenda Blue and husband Wayne of Paden, Okla.; two grandchildren, Kayli and Kinzi Price and nephews, Steven, Richard and Stanley Stone of Paden, Okla.
Serving as active pallbearers were Richard Stone, Stanley Stone, Matt Edwards, John D. Meyer, John Radebaugh and Jim Webb.
Honorary bearers included Brandon Stone, Wayne Blue, Lloyd Raimer, Rick Morris, Daren Warn, Lance Warn and Denny Edwards.
Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, and officiated Bro. Lance Nelson
and Bro. Steven Stone.
Donations may be made to the Okemah Public School Band/Music Department.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.
Richard Barry Price