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Billy Price

Billy G. Price, 78, of Wharton, passed away peacefully at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay, with family by his side.
Born Jan. 24, 1945, in Findlay, Billy was the son of Roy R. “Dick” and Margaret C. (Secrist) Price. He married Ruth Ann Hougendobler on Aug. 14, 1966, at the Methodist Church in Forest. Ruth Ann survives in Arlington.
Billy graduated from Riverdale High School in 1963, the first graduating class of Riverdale. He followed his first love for many years, farming. He also drove a school bus for Riverdale Schools from April 2002 to August 2015. In 1989 He began a career as an insurance agent with then Farmer’s Mutual Insurance, now Wyandot Mutual Insurance Agency. Just a few days ago, he decided it was time to retire as the last independent agent with them.
Billy proudly served his country in the Army National Guard from 1965-1967 and was the top marksman. He also served the citizens of Richland Township as a trustee, a member of the Wyandot County Farm Bureau and Wharton Methodist Church.
Billy was the family photographer and videographer. He loved attending all of his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and programs with a camera always at the ready. He and Ruth Ann enjoyed many years of watching the state girls’ basketball tournament in Columbus, as well as being a big Ohio State fan.
He will be missed by his wife; three children: Jeff (Linda) Price of Piqua, Chad (Raquel) Price of Carey, and Mark (Nicole) Price of Vanlue; six grandchildren: Treg, Leanne, Wyatt, Faith, Richard and Waylon; a brother, Jon (Patricia) Price of Mt. Blanchard; and two sisters-in-law: Elaine Price of Mt. Blanchard, and Barbara Martin of Findlay.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe; and two brothers-in-law, Thomas Martin and Raymond “Hougie” Hougendobler Jr.
Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, at Stombaugh-Batton & Snyder Funeral Home in Carey. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rex Roth officiating. Burial will follow at Wharton-Richland Union Cemetery in Wharton.
Memorial contributions may be given to Flags for Veterans. Billy was passionate about every veteran receiving a flag upon their death. Checks may be made to the funeral home to ensure no veteran goes without an American flag.
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1 Comment

  1. Bill@Mary Kindle on January 11, 2024 at 6:27 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. Love you all.
    In our thoughts and Prayers.
    Bill and Mary Kindle

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