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Jere Kenwood Price, Sr.

Died: November 29, 2018

Jere was born on September 1, 1924 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Elise Golden Price and Earl Alexander Price. He departed this world to join his Lord and Savior on November 29, 2018 surrounded in love by his wife of 66 years, Mary Ellen and his children and grandchildren. A native of Baton Rouge, Jere attended Baton Rou…read more

Jere was born on September 1, 1924 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Elise Golden Price and Earl Alexander Price. He departed this world to join his Lord and Savior on November 29, 2018 surrounded in love by his wife of 66 years, Mary Ellen and his children and grandchildren. A native of Baton Rouge, Jere attended Baton Rouge High School and graduated in 1941. After one year at LSU, Jere enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1943-1945 in Europe. After completing his service, he was discharged as a Sergeant with a Good Conduct Medal, an American Defense Service Medal and a WWII Victory Medal. Jere returned to LSU on the GI Bill and graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1949. While working in New Orleans for Shell Oil Company, he met his future wife Mary Ellen Clements where she was also employed. The two married in Baton Rouge in 1952. Jere and Mary Ellen started their own business in 1955 along with another partner. They soon bought out the partner, but the business maintained the name of Moody-Price, Inc. as it is still known today. Moody-Price Inc. became a leader in the Industrial Instrumentation Industry servicing the oil refineries across a six state area. Jere supported his business community by being a charter member of The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, a member of Rotary Club and The Baton Rouge Area Foundation. In 1986, Jere sold the business to one of his long time employees, Mr. Dan Daniels, and began a long and fun filled retirement with Mary Ellen. Some of their favorite places to visit were New York City and Las Vegas, but his favorite place of all was Pensacola Beach, Florida where they had a beach home. Nothing gave Jere more joy than sharing his love for beach life with his friends and family. When home in Baton Rouge, Jere spent his time at Sherwood Forest Country Club playing golf and cards with his buddies. He also loved working in his garden and feeding the birds. His love of nature has been passed on to his children. Most importantly, he spent as much time as he could with his wife, children and grandchildren. In 2014, Jere and Mary Ellen moved into St. James Place in Baton Rouge. Since March of 2016, Jere was under the amazing and wonderful care of Hospice of Baton Rouge. A special thank you to the nurses, caregivers and special angels at St. James Place who lovingly cared for dad over the past 3 years. It tremendously improved the quality of his life while he was there. Jere is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ellen Price; sons, Jere Kenwood Price, Jr and wife Cassie Price, and Gregory Brian Price; daughters, Leigh Ellen Price Shafer and husband Duane Shafer, and Paula Price Cahill and husband Mike Cahill; thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and special friend Ms. Martha Robertson. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Earl Price, Jr.; and lifelong friend, Dr. Leon Bombet. Visitation will be at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2025 Stuart Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA, on Monday, December 3, 2018 from 9:00 am until a Mass of Christian burial at 11:00. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be: James Price, Chandler Price, Brad Shafer, Duane Shafer, Russell Golden, and Mike Cahill. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of Baton Rouge and or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, December 3, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Aloysius Catholic Church

Address:

2025 Stuart Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Service Information

Date: Monday, December 3, 2018

Time: 11:00 am -

St. Aloysius Catholic Church

Address:

2025 Stuart Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, December 3, 2018

Roselawn Memorial Park

Address:

4045 North Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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