James Earl “Sam” Price, 1937 – 2020

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James Earl “Sam” Price died Thursday, June 11, 2020, at Merit Health-River Region Medical Center. He was 83.

Born in Carpenter, Mississippi, Sam had been a resident of Vicksburg for the past 60 years. He retired from Anderson-Tully in 2000 after 32 years of service. Prior to that he worked as a dispatcher for Illinois Central Gulf. He was a member and Past Master of the Stevens Masonic Lodge. A lifelong Methodist, he was a member of Hawkins United Methodist Church for over 40 years.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph A. Price, Sr. and Minerva Price; his wife, Carol Tuccio Price; and his brother, Joseph A. Price, Jr.

He is survived by his son, Thomas Earl Price (Katherine Higgins) of Brooklyn, New York, and his daughter, Lisa Lusk Price (Sam LePere) of Rockwall, Texas; and two grandchildren, Kayla Lusk and August Price.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home, 5000 Indiana Ave. and from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020. A graveside service will follow at 11 a.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery.