Francis Cooper Price

Francis Cooper Price
July 14, 1926 – September 4, 2019
SAINT JO – Francis Cooper Price, 93, died on Sept. 4, 2019.
A visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Sept. 7 at First United Methodist Church in Saint Jo.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Sept. 7 at First United Methodist Church in Saint Jo. Burial will follow at Center Point Cemetery in Saint Jo.
Price was born in Spanish Fort at the home of his maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Cooper. After graduation from Saint Jo High School in 1943, he went to Fort Worth where he went to a sheet metal school and worked for Consolidated Air Craft until his draft into the Navy during World War II. He served aboard the USS Columbia as main throttle man.
At the close of the war he returned to Saint Jo and attended North Texas State Teachers College for two years. He was employed by Jim Lauderdale who was the Sinclair Marketer and continued with that job until he purchased the agency in the early ‘60s. He sold the agency about 1968 and worked several years at Nocona Boot Company. His last employment was with Enderby Propane.
Price served on the Saint Jo School Board and twice on the Saint Jo City Council. He also served on the Board of The Saint Jo Civic Center. He was an early day member of the Saint Jo Volunteer Fire Department. He attended the Methodist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Mildred Price; and brothers, Moore Price and Donald Price.
He is survived by wife, Roberta (Snapp) Price, Saint Jo; daughter, Diane Herndl, Tampa, FL; David Cooper, Hillsboro, VA; three grandsons and a granddaughter.