Rickie L. Price, 63, of Pontoon Beach, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Sept. 17, 1952, in Bourbon, Ky., a son to the late Arthur and Helen (Fuller) Price.
Rickie was a Painter with Union Local No. 120 working for Hartman & Walsh in St. Louis. The United States Army Veteran proudly served his country in the Vietnam War, earning a National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and a Good Conduct Medal. Rickie was a 32nd Degree Mason in the Gothic Lodge No. 852 in Fairview Heights, a member of the Shriners in East St. Louis and a member of the Granite City VFW Post 1300.
He is survived by and will be missed by his wife, Betty (Huddleston) Price; sons, Tim and (Karen) Tayon of Pontoon Beach and Jeff Loehring of Texas; daughter, Misty and (Dave) Stosberg of O’Fallon; brother, Darrell Price of Pontoon Beach; sister, Nancy and (Al) Woolen of Collinsville; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; his dog, Abby; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents, Rickie was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Grey.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life, services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at the funeral home with Pastor Sherman Smith officiating. Burial will follow with full military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials are suggested to Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation.