John Leroy Price, 82, of North Manchester, IN, and with ties to Huntington, IN, died Friday Feb. 5, 2021, at Miller’s Merry Manor East, Wabash.
Mr. Price graduated from Central High School in 1956. He worked for Kroger for nine years, where he became the produce manager. He then worked for Schenkel’s Dairy for 30 years, delivering milk to retail stores until his retirement on Feb. 23, 2003. During his time delivering milk, he received his 10-year pin for perfect safe driving. He was also an announcer at the North Webster track for 10 years. He was a member of the North Manchester Church of the Nazarene.
He was born on Oct. 21, 1938, in North Manchester, to Raymond E. “Bing” and Marjorie E. Bashore Price. He married Sherry Lynn Harmeson on Oct. 25, 1959. She preceded him in death.
Survivors include a son, Rick (Cathy) Price, of North Manchester; three brothers, Roger L. (Shirley) Price, of Marion, Michael L. (Connie) Price, of Wabash, and Randy A. (Jennifer) Price, of Warsaw; and two grandchildren.
Calling will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. and again on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 S.R.-114 W., North Manchester. A funeral service will follow immediately after the Thursday calling.
Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley St., North Manchester.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 1315 Directors Row, Suite 206, Fort Wayne, or North Manchester Church of the Nazarene, 504 West Main Street, North Manchester.
Condolences may be e-mailed to mckeemortuary.com.