William H. “Bill” Price, 86, of Benton, began walking on streets of gold March 12, 2014.
He was born in 1927 to William and Annis Staton Price in Malvern. He retired from Alcoa after 33 years and was a deacon and member of Holland Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He was active as a church leader all of his life. He was a Sunday School superintendent, church treasurer, and deacon for over 50 years, and had become a deacon emeritus.
Bill volunteered for 17 years as the supervisor of Holland Chapel Food Service for all church meals and bereavement foods and had many volunteer assistants.
He was preceded in death by first wife, Ruth Pettitt Price, the mother of his children.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Clara Price; two daughters, Karen Price Bell and husband Larry and Kimla Price Carter and husband Ronnie; nine grandchildren, James Bell and wife Kim, Joshua Bell and wife Ashley, Laura Bell Patrom and husband Scott, Leslie Dicus Bell and husband Kenric, Lindsey Dicus Sallinger and husband Thomas, Leeanna Dicus Millar, Bethany Carter, Kellie Carter Crutchfield and husband Wesley, and Hannah Carter; 16 great-grandchildren as well as many other family members and friends who loved Bill and will miss him always.
Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Holland Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jason Tallent and the Rev. Kim Hammer officiating.
Private burial will be held at a later date. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Dan Foreman, David Pruitt, Crusader Sunday School Class and the deacons of Holland Chapel.
Arrangements are by Smith Family Funeral Home, 322 N. Market St. in Benton.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.
Memorials may be made to Holland Chapel Baptist Church, 15523 I-30, Benton, AR 72015.
Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com .