Jay Ronald Price, age 75, of Mena, Arkansas, was called home to be with his Lord on Thursday, August 26, 2021, in Mena, Arkansas, with his loving wife by his side. Jay was born Thursday, March 28, 1946, to Joyce (Jay) and Irene Price in Dallas, Texas.
Jay was a Veteran of the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Sergeant during his enlistment. A natural competitor, he passionately pursued and excelled at hobbies such as Enduro Motorcross, Field Archery, Bass Fishing, and Skeet Shooting at different times of his life. Whatever Jay did, he did all the way and shared his expertise with those around him. He was a proud Patriot who loved this country, with a deep love of our history and traditions.
He met the love of his life, Suzi, in Dallas, Texas. They spent the next 50 years together, sharing love and life, and all that goes with that. They were rarely apart, working together at home and the office. They shared a love of travel, visiting nearly all 50 states. They retired to their cabin in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas in 2009.
Jay was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents and beloved sister, Joyce Lindsey.
Jay is survived by his loving wife, Suzi Price of Mena; two sons and daughters in law, Spencer and Tonya Chambless of Bullard, Texas, and Hunter and Lola Price of Tyler, Texas; four grandchildren, Adam Chambless, Aaron Chambless, Alec Chambless, and Alan Arrington; three great-grandchildren, Dalton Chambless, Waylon Chambless, and Michael Chambless; nieces, Sharold Laubach and Ilene Powell of Palmer, Texas and several other nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
On Friday, September 3, 2021, a funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM at Christ Community Fellowship Church in Mena, Arkansas, with Brother Bobby Blasingame officiating. Visitation will take place on Friday, September 3, 2021, from 12:00 - 2:00 PM at Christ Community Fellowship Church. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Tyler Memorial Cemetery in Tyler, Texas, under the direction of the Bowser Family Funeral Home of Mena, Arkansas.
Pallbearers will be Hunter Price, Spencer Chambless, Adam Chambless, Aaron Chambless, Alec Chambless, Alan Arrington, Gerardo Luna, Sr., and Gerardo Luna, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Mead, Bernie Mize, Randy McCarver, and Marc Laubach.
Flower Bearers will be Jazmin Luna, Sarah Martinez, and Nicole Castillo.
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