NASHVILLE - Leonard James Price III, peacefully passed away July 19 at the age of 73.
He was preceded in death by his parents:L Leonard James Price Jr. and Christine (Greenwood) Price; a sister: Cheryl “Cherry” Taylor; and his wife: Marilyn Friend Price.
He is survived by his four children: Carol (James) Guthrie of Nashville; Leonard Price IV, and Lauren (Michael) Swanagan of Atlanta, Georgia, and Christina (Austin) Odinukaeze of Nashville; three brothers: Stanley Price of Chicago, Illinois, and Adrian (Susan) Price and Marcus (Tonda) Price of Maryland; two sisters-in-law: Jerri Rucker of Morristown and Betty Blue of Greeneville; ne brother-in-o: Shelby (Maxine) Friend of Cleveland, Ohio; two godsons: Donnie and Jamieson Hamilton of Johnson City. He also had 13 grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family expressed a special mention of his caregivers, Skye Blue and Gina Crum, the Sunset Street family, Amedisys Hospice of Nashville, and friends: Donald Hamilton, William and Zerudia Rogers, Willie and Brenda Anderson, and James E. Gudger.
Leonard was a devoted member of Jones Memorial AME Zion church as his health allowed. He was also a devout servant at Cowan Chapel United Methodist Church.
He retired from John Deere and Weavexx. He served as a member of the TSSAA organization as an official for nearly 40 years. Leonard enjoyed serving his community by volunteering at the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, officiating various athletic events, and working with the Greene Co. Election Commission. He also served as a commissioner with the Commission on Aging & Disability.
Graveside services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in Graceland Memorial Gardens, Afton. Officiants will be the Rev. Van Scott, the Rev. James L. Guthrie and the Rev. Rochelle Maxwell.