John “Bud” W. Price Sr., 76, a father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend of many, died peacefully on June 27, 2021 at his home in Everett.
Bud was born on August 12, 1944 in Everett to the late John C. Price and Iva C. Weicht.
His family would like to thank his friend Sharon Hollar for her compassion and care for Bud over the years.
He leaves behind his children: John W. Price Jr., married to Kim, Everett; Tressa Zentack and her boyfriend Scott Buck, Coupon, Pennsylvania; Heather Holloway, married to Jerry, Winston Salem, NC; Hollie Eichenlaub, married to Brian, Carlisle; Kelsey Price and her boyfriend Landon Calhoun at home; Grandchildren who called him Pappy: Tyler Price, Tryston Price, Everett; Richard Augustine, Michael Hudak, Michaela Hudak, Tobiaz Hudak, Alexander Hudak and Heidi Hudak, Coupon, Pennsylvania, Shanzie Taylor, married to Brandon, Bedford and Saradawn College, Winston Salem, NC
Bud was one of 13 children. He is survived by brothers: Mark Price; Charles Price, married to Teresa; Lynn Prize; Barry Prize; Michael Price, married to Carol; William Price; Ray Price; James Price, married to Tammy; and sisters: Geraldine Stevey, married to Leroy, and Gale Diehl, married to Daniel.
He is also survived by his special companions, his dogs Ginger, Baby 2, Bella and Bandit.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Kay Mearkle, and a brother, Zally Price, and his fur babies, Baby 1, Haylee and Kierra.
Bud was a lifelong lumberjack and ran his own sawmill, Price’s Logging. Bud was also an avid hunter collecting trophy bucks, moose, mule deer, and bears, and one of his proudest was a Kodiak bear weighing 1,400 pounds and 3 meters tall. He made many trips to Montana, West Virginia, Canada and Alaska.
Friends and family will be held on Friday, July 2, from 10:00 a.m. through the hour of service at 2:00 p.m. at the Akers Funeral Home Inc. Chapel, 299 Raystown Road, Everett, PA 15537, under the direction of Rev. Robert R. Robertson received.
The funeral takes place in the immediate family circle
Online condolences can be made at www.akersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Akers Funeral Home Inc., Everett.
If friends wish, memorial donations in memory of “Bud” can be made to the funeral home to support the expenses.