Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

November 12, 2012

James Price


Effingham Daily News

NEWTON — James C. “Jimmy Joe” Price, 70, of Newton passed away at 5:16 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Scott Avenue Christian Church, rural Newton, with Mark Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery in Willow Hill. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home, Newton, and for  hour prior to the service at the church. In loving memory of Jimmy Joe, memorials may be made to the Scott Avenue Building Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.blakefh.com.

    James C. better known as “Jimmy Joe” was born in Willow Hill, Sept. 3, 1942, the son of Ernie and Violet (Kidwell) Price. He married Becky Roberts on Sept. 21, 1963, in Newton.

    Jimmy Joe retired from Newton Broom after 44 years of service. He was known by many as a bartender at Hi-Bender’s in Ste. Marie and the KC Hall in Newton.

    He was a member of Scott Avenue Christian Church.

    He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and fishing.

    He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Becky Price of Newton; daughters, Misty (Bob) Kurtz of Newton and Heidi (Danny) Fitts of Oblong; grandchildren, Aaron (Kara) Kurtz, Kashtyn (Tyler) Shull, Kaley Fitts and Brock Fitts; great-grandson, Noah Kurtz; one great-grandson expected in December; and sister, Rowena (Mike) Swisher of Willow Hill.

    Jimmy Joe was preceded in death by his parents.