In memory of
Gerald Leroy "Jerry" Price
GALESBURG - Gerald Leroy "Jerry" Price, 81, Galesburg, formerly of Berwick, died at 1:24 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2019, at Heartland Health Care, surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was born July 21, 1937, in Galesburg, the son of William Theodore and Jessie Lee (Cawkins) Price. After graduating high school, Jerry served in the U.S. Army. He married Kathryn Elizabeth Knowles on June 11, 1962, in Galesburg. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Kathy; three sons, Brad (DeAnn) Price of Galesburg, Brian Price of London Mills, and John (Julie) Price of East Galesburg; and one brother, William T. Price Jr. of Galesburg. Jerry is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Scott (Devin) Bodenhamer of Galesburg, Jami (Chad) Truelove and Becca Price, both of East Peoria, Nick (Liz) Cross of Galesburg, Keith (Kim) Price of Springfield, Jessie (Bryan) Taylor of Galesburg, and Hallie Price of East Galesburg; and nine great-grandchildren. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; and one daughter, Brenda Bodenhamer on Feb. 25, 2018. Jerry and Kathy lived in Berwick until 2016 when they moved to Galesburg. He attended Berwick Baptist Church. Jerry worked in retail and automotive for most of his life before spending many years at Ace Hardware and retiring from People's Do-It Best Center in Galesburg. His true passion was classic car restoration and antique cars. Jerry was a charter member and past president of WIAAC (Western Illinois Antique Auto Club) as well as a charter member of Limited Rods. In tandem with his classic car passion was his love of bench racing. A celebration of life/visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Thomas Legacy Center at Watson Thomas Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Tom Smith will officiate. Entombment will follow at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg. Per Jerry's wishes the family would like for attendees to dress casual. Memorials may be made in Jerry's honor to Hospice Compassus or Berwick Baptist Church. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.
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