Richard Price, 77, from Macon, Georgia, has passed away on January 20, 2021. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved children and they loved him. The church children affectionately called him “candyman” because he always had a pocketful of candy for them. He coached little league baseball for many years and had such an impact on his young players that many of them still ask about him today.
He loved his job at UPS and retired after 28 years of driving that big brown truck and delivering packages. Then he took an interest in the local hockey team and started going to all the games with his wife and church friends from Lighthouse Baptist Church where he was a founding member and active until his illness.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie; his father, Fenton; his sister, Shirley; and his brother, Hugh.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bonnie; their two sons, Todd (Pam) and Jeff (Teresa); 5 grandchildren, Zack (Lea), Haley, Brian (Kelli), Brandon, and Nick; and 8 great-grandchildren, Ariel, Rylan, Axel, Tyler, Cooper, Kinsley, Kelsey, and Lillian.
Visitation will be January 22, 2021, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at The Barn, Sardis-Heard Funerals and Cremation Center, 6125 Houston Road, Macon, Georgia. The Service will be Saturday, January 23, 2021, 11:00am, Lighthouse Baptist Church for family only, but will be live streamed at lbcmacon.org, just click on watch live, or go to Lighthouse Baptist Church of Macon’s Facebook page and watch there. The graveside devotional will be at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery on January 23, 2021, 12:15pm and will be open to all who wish to attend. The family requests that a mask be worn when attending these services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lighthouse Baptist Church children’s ministry in honor of Richard’s love of children. The address is 4770 Sardis Church Rd, Macon, Georgia 31216.
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Sardis-Heard Funerals and Cremation, 6125 Houston Road, Macon, Georgia 31216 has charge of arrangements.
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Lighthouse Baptist Church Children's Ministries
4770 Sardis Church Road, Macon GA 31216