The Rev. Robert Hampton Price, 99, died on March 23 in Raleigh. Mr. Price was born December 3, 1913 in Mayodan, Rockingham County NC to John Randolph Price and Elcana Virginia Smith Price. Following graduation from Roanoke Business College in 1932, he was employed by Pannell Mills, Martinsville, Virginia until 1937, when he entered Guilford College. Following graduation from Guilford College (BA with honors, 1940) and the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee (M.Div 1942), he was ordained an Episcopal priest. From 1943 until 1978 he served as Rector of parishes in North and South Carolina, where he also participated in numerous diocesan and civic activities and volunteer service. Following ten years as Rector of St. James Church, Black Mountain, he retired in 1978, and was named Rector Emeritus of St. James Church. Following retirement in Black Mountain, he lived in Hillsborough, NC before moving to Raleigh in 1996.
Mr. Price is survived by his wife whom he married June 25, 1947, Frances Williamson Humphries Price, his son Ray and wife Ann of Marion, Alabama, son Robert and wife Virginia of Raleigh, NC, granddaughters Mary and Caroline of Marion, Alabama, grandsons Logan and Mark and wife Heather of Raleigh, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings.
A memorial service will be held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1520 Canterbury Road, Raleigh on Saturday, March 30, at 2 pm. Interment will be at St. Luke’s Cemetery, Lincolnton, North Carolina.
The family thanks the staff of Springmoor Stewart Health Center for their excellent care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1520 Canterbury Road, Raleigh, NC 27608; St. James Episcopal Church, 424 West State Street (Post Office Box 1087), Black Mountain, NC 28711; or Springmoor Endowment Fund, 1500 Sawmill Road, Raleigh, NC 27615.
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne F.H., Saint Mary's St., Raleigh.