William ‘Bill’ Price, 91, WWII veteran who fought under Patton with ‘The Red Devils’

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William "Bill" Price
William “Bill” Price

William “Bill” Price, of Yorktown, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at the age of 91.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, after only 34 years of marriage and his granddaughter, Sherri Skinner. Also proceeding him in death were his two sisters and two brothers.

Bill was proud of being a WWII veteran after serving under Patton in the 702nd Tank Battalion known as “The Red Devils.” He was in the second invasion of Normandy, France and said many times he was only alive thanks to “the good Lord.” He received four battle stars during WWII.

After the war he was an auto mechanic for Bowditch Ford and then became a home builder for 20 years. He enjoyed a long retirement affording him time to enjoy his farm and hunting in his home county of Buckingham. He was a faithful Christian and a great dad and grandad.

He is survived by his son, Billy Price and wife Susan, of Poquoson; daughter, Joanne Skinner and husband Warren, of Poquoson; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Kristie Trembulak and husband Jay with daughters Johanna and Laney, Skip Price and wife Chay with daughter Braylen, Jamie Price and wife Vicki with daughters McKenzie and Melanie, Stephanie Saylor and husband Drew with sons Cullen and Kyle and Dusty Price and wife Heather; and many dear nieces, nephews and great friends who have enriched his life.

The family would like to thank Dominion Village of Poquoson for their exceptional care and compassion to Bill and his family over the past few months.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to The American Cancer Society or Wounded Warrior Program.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Yorktown, officiated by the Rev. Douglas Gastwick.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Peninsula Funeral Home.

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