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Mr. Charles Barry Price (Deceased)
P. O. box 6635
Huntsville, Texas 77342-6635
|Mac's had written a wonderful tribute for the 2001 Shipley Reunion and it will now serve as his LM for the Shipley Tribute. His obituary and other information are included below his LM and provide additional insights into this wonderful person. Updated on Aug. 30, 2017 by Dr. Ed Dugas for the Shipley Tribute.
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Basketball Team Member, Fall 1958 Spring 1959 and
Spring 1963 through Spring 1965
Entered SLI summer 1958 graduated Spring 1967 BS/BA Marketing
Wife, Kathleen Foreman Price, class of '67 BS/BA; son, Bradley, Dallas TX; son, Barry, Conroe TX; and daughter, Mary Joanna, just completed 2nd year at UL-Lafayette majoring in Visual Arts and member Kappa Delta.
My big brother was a Bulldog so I naturally wanted to follow.
Coach Shipley is a legendary disciplinarian. My last 2 years in the service was spent with the USMC. Compared to Coach, those Marine Gunnery Sergeants were a bunch of PUSSY CATS. He especially liked to offer his assessment of our physical conditioning and mental attitude while we ran THE STAIRS. I never learned to like that exercise or the assessments that were always right to the point.
Effie's in Alexandria was always a favorite stop after a game in Ruston, except in 1965. The performance had not been up to Coach's satisfaction. He had been offering his assessments to all who had participated on the trip from Ruston to Alexandria. It sure made it hard to thoroughly enjoy that wonderful fried chicken, biscuits and gravy while being told that he hoped you would choke on it.
The Spring of 1963 scout squad was a memorable one for me. I had just been released from active duty with the USN and joined Dean Church, who returned from a sabbatical; Jimmy Dykes; Ray Haney, who had just transferred from McNeese; and Ronnie Moulard, who was fresh out of the U S Army. Dean and Ray went on to greater things as players, but the comradeship was great while it lasted.
I did perhaps set an unrecorded record, however. Spring of '65 at Spring Hill College the officiating was particularly questionable. Dave Kessler and big Charlie English had drawn special attention to themselves and were in danger of disqualification, leaving the team without a center. Coach Shipley looked to the end of the bench and saw his ace in the hole. There was only 1 minute 45 seconds remaining in the first half and he figured that I could preserve his centers for the second half. Unfortunately, I was called for 4 fouls in that period. I was sent in to begin the 2nd half and was assessed foul number five in less than one minute. Coach Shipley, being the compassionate man that he is, congratulated me on a good game. At least my uniform didn't require washing.
The last 18 years have been as a broker with Southwest Securities Inc and subsidiary, SWS Financial Services.
Coach Shipley's letter offering me a chance to re-enter USL after 4 years of service in the U S Navy probably influenced my life more than anything else. He probably recognized very soon that I would not be a big contributor to the program but never caused me to believe that I was not a part of that program.
My most positive contribution was after the end of the '65 season when I resigned from the team. I tell myself that my scholarship went to Jerry Flake.
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Served in the U.S.Navy 4-09-59 to 4-09-63
Updated by Mac on Nov. 9, 2009
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Price leaves life too soon
Published in the Acadiana Gazette, June 16, 2010
Charles Barry "Mac" Price was always in a hurry. He was born May 3, 1940, in a car on the way to the hospital in Pineville.
His death came too soon and too suddenly June 9 in Huntsville, Texas.
Raised in Westlake, where he graduated from Westlake High School and excelled in basketball, he attended Southwest Louisiana Institute on a basketball scholarship.
When his childhood friends decided to enlist in the military, Mac followed suit and enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served as a hospital corpsman with the U.S. Marine Corps in San Diego, Calif., and the Philippines.
Price respected the Marines more than anything and was proud to be accepted by them as one of their own, their "Painless Price." Honorably discharged in 1963, he returned to college and earned back his basketball scholarship at the newly named University of Southwestern Louisiana, where he achieved a bachelor's degree in marketing, met his future wife, Kathleen Foreman, and graduated in 1967.
The couple lived in Jackson, Miss., and in Portland, Texas, where he discovered sailing. The family moved to Newport News, Va., before Price's retirement in Huntsville. He worked as a stockbroker with Southwest Securities for 29 years.
Price was a tireless supporter of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Nets for Kids.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 43 years, Kathleen Foreman Price; sons Bradley Charles Price and his wife Lara Ellermeier Price of McKinney, Texas, and Barry Coleman Price and wife Jeannine Ogle Price of Spring, Texas; daughter Mary Jo Thomas and husband Dave Thomas Jr. of Silverstrand Beach, Calif.; grandsons and final legacies, Jackson Charles Price and Lucas Meier Price of McKinney; brother Kerwin Randolph Price Jr. and wife Helen Price; and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
Donations can be made in his name to the Huntsville Knights of Columbus Council No. 7153, P.O. Box 1236, Huntsville, TX 77342.
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Obituary: Charles "Mac" Price, Basketball 1958-59, 1963-65.
Charles Barry "Mac" Price
Mac was born on May 3, 1940 in a car on the way to the hospital in Pineville, LA. He is the son of the late Kerwin R. Price and Joanna Vines Price. He died suddenly on June 9, 2010 and was last seen by his twin grandsons climbing his magic bean stalk up to heaven.
Mac was raised in Westlake, LA where he graduated from Westlake High School and excelled in basketball. Next, his journey took him to Lafayette, LA where he attend Southwest Louisiana Institute on a basketball scholarship. Mac's childhood friends decided to enlist in the military, so Mac followed suit and enlisted in the United States Navy where he served as a hospital corpsman with the United States Marine Corp in San Diego, CA and the Phillippine's - where he was known as "Painless Price". He respected the Marines more than anything and always considered himself one of their own. Mac was honorably discharged in 1963. He returned to college and earned back his basketball scholarship at the newly named University of Southwestern Louisiana where he achieved a BA in Marketing , met his beloved wife and graduated in 1967.
Mac's journey then took him to Jackson, MS and Portland, TX. It was in Portland where he was able to finely tune his skills as a fisherman and take up his second favorite pastime of sailing. He then moved to Newport News, VA before settling in Huntsville, TX where he worked as a stock broker with Southwest Securities for 29 years. He was a tireless supporter of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Nets for Kids.
His infectious humor, contagious smile and unwavering candor leaves us, but many fond memories remain. He never forgot a joke and was known as an accomplished story teller. His desire to be a craftsman left us with many unfinished jobs around the house and a garage full of unfinished projects. He enjoyed fishing, sailing and conversing with friends. He loved reading and had a relentless thirst for knowledge. He was modest and humble, and enjoyed being a "life coach" for those in need of direction, not realizing the impact that he had on those around him.
Mac is survived by his wife of nearly 43 years, Kathleen Foreman Price; Sons, Bradley Charles Price and his wife Lara Ellermeier Price of McKinney TX, Barry Coleman Price and wife Jeannine Ogle Price of Spring, TX; Daughter, Mary Jo Thomas and husband Dave Thomas Jr.of Silverstrand Beach, CA; Grandsons and final legacies, Jackson Charles Price and Lucas Meier Price of McKinney, TX; brother, Kerwin Randolph Price Jr. and wife Helen Price; and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
A visitation/rosary will be held at Sam Houston Funeral Home from 6PM - 8PM on Sunday June 13, 2010. A funeral mass will be held on Monday June 14, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Huntsville Knights of Columbus Council #7153, PO Box 1236 Huntsville, TX 77342.
Obituary provided by Randy Price on June 11, 2010
Newsletter and news story posted June 10, 2010 by the Athletic Network
It is with much sadness that the Athletic Network writes to inform you of the passing of Charles "Mac" Price. Mac passed away on Wednesday, June 9th in Huntsville, TX due to a heart attack.
The Athletic Network extends its condolences to Mac's family at this time of sadness. Click here to view Mac's profile. http://athleticnetwork.net/site.php?pageID=55&profID=2959 Mac put a great deal of thought into writing his footnote section and it is "Classic Mac" with his wonderful sense of humor ever present.
Randy Price, Mac's older brother, and I have spoken and the following link is to the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, TX http://www.funeralplan.com/samhoustonmemorialfuneralhome/obits They are in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Randy indicated that the funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. There will be a rosary at 7:00 on Sunday evening at the funeral home. Check the obituary when it appears for the other information.
The Athletic Network will post Mac's obituary in the AN News as soon as it is available.
Also, please help inform others that, as with all other former athletes who pass away, family and friends have the opportunity to email the AN at email@example.com with their fond memories of Mac. These will be placed in his profile on a permanent basis and create a living memorial for him. Mac stories are welcomed and encouraged, especially those from Ronnie Moulard and Jimmy Dykes.
I have not seen Mac since the Shipley reunion, although we swapped emails from time to time. I made a promise to him that I would review his "foul-out record" and bring the information to the proper authorities who publish the basketball media guide. If we could have taped Mac telling the story, I know it would gain acceptance. The problem is that I could not get the parties involved to agree on the facts surrounding the story. Mac's version is so comical that it becomes believable, knowing how difficult it would be to make it up...and he always tells the same story.
May God Bless Charles "Mac" Price.
Peace, Ed Dugas
Dr. Ed Dugas, Coordinator
|Basketball- (M):|| 1958, 1959, 1963, 1964, 1965|
|Military Veteran:|| 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963|
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