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Monday, June 2, 2014

DL Capt. C. Warren Price Jr.

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Charles Warren Price Jr.
October 15, 1940 ~ May 29, 2014
 
As requested, we are posting Captain Price’s obituary along with an invitation from the family to join in the celebration of his life, and also to thank you for your support and kind thoughts.   
 
Thank you/~ Carol
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SERVICES: There will be a celebration of Warren's life for family and friends at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at his home on Sunset Bluff in Beaufort. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Coalition of Beaufort County Parkinson's Group, 123 Coosaw River Drive, Beaufort, SC 29907; The National Wild Turkey Federation, P.O. Box 530, Edgefield, SC 29824; or to The First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort, 1201 North St., Beaufort, SC 29902. Shives Funeral Home of Columbia is assisting the family. Memories and condolences may be shared at  www.shivesfuneralhome.com  
 
BEAUFORT, S.C. — Charles Warren Price Jr. of Beaufort and Bridgton, Maine, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Columbia.
He was born Oct. 15, 1940, in Miami, to Charles Warren Price Sr. and Margaret Robbins.
Warren grew up as an avid outdoorsman in the South Florida Everglades and Keys. He attended Miami Edison High School, where he played football. He was given a football scholarship to Virginia Polytechnic Institute to play quarterback, where he broke records and earned numerous awards. He was a member of the German Club and Delta Kappa Epsilon, graduating in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in business. He married Barbara Philips Price on March 11, 1963, in Asheville, N.C.
 
Warren joined the U.S. Navy, where he flew the E-1 and E-2. He was a landing signal officer for his squadron aboard the carriers Essex and Lexington. He also played quarterback for the Navy Goshawks.
 
After leaving the Navy, he was a pilot for Delta Airlines for 31 years. He flew the DC-9, the 727 and retired as a captain on the L1011 in 1999. Following retirement, Warren and Babs moved to Beaufort, where they purchased and operated Plums restaurant downtown.
 
Warren loved to be active and outdoors. He coached his sons in Pop Warner football, skied in the Maine winters, and played tennis, handball and racquetball. He loved to fish and spearfish. A true jack-of-all-trades, he could build or repair most anything and was especially proud of his woodworking, building beautiful pieces of furniture and taking great joy in giving them to family and friends.
 
Warren's biggest passion was wild turkey hunting. He was a lifetime member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, known for counting the days until turkey season began. He loved to plan and take trips with his hunting buddies. He considered attaining The Grand Slam, Royal Slam and World Slam of turkey hunting some of his greatest accomplishments in life.
 
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara "Babs" Price; daughter Robin Ragland Price; sons Lantz Philips Price and Brett Warren Price and his wife, Stacey Brackett Price; grandchildren Taelor Philips Rubin, Sydney Haden Rubin, Tanner Warren Price, Haley Ragland Price, Hayden Charlotte Price and Grayson Rhodes Price; and three stepsisters.
 
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Evan Warren Price.
 
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~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Charles Warren Price Jr.
October 15, 1940 ~ May 29, 2014
News has reached us with the passing of Navy veteran retired DL pilot Captain Charles Warren Price Jr., age 73. 
Captain Price joined Delta Air Lines 07-08-1968 and was based ATL.
To sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at  http://www.shivesfuneralhome.com/obituaries/ 
Survived by his wife Barbara personal condolences may be sent to
59 Sunset Blvd.,  Beaufort  SC 29907-1416  ...  (843) 522-0739 
Arrangements are pending and will be advised when known.  

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Obituary for Mr. Charles Warren Price Jr.
Mr. Charles Warren Price, Jr., 73, of Beaufort, died Thursday, May 29, 2014. Plans are incomplete at this time.
Charles Warren Price Jr., 73, of Beaufort and husband of Barbara P. Price, died Thursday, May 29, 2014.
Arrangements by Shives Funeral Home of Columbia.

From: Jack Ferela   Subject: Delta Captain Warren Price
Date: May 29, 2014 at 12:21:50 EDT   
Passed away either yesterday, May 28 or today May 29. I'm not sure from what but he did have Parkinsons disease and has been in a lot of pain for years after a couple of back surgeries.  We shared the same birthday!
I bet y'all didn't know that he was a college quarterback and was taken in the NFL draft by the Broncos but passed it up to go flying in the Navy.

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