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May 26, 1925 - Aug 27, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Ernie passed away August 27, 2014, at the age of 89. He was born May 26, 1925, to Ernest Price Sr. and Allie Cross Price in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Ernie joined the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment in 1943. He served his country in World War II, earning a Purple Heart on February 16, 1945. He was raised in Virginia and followed the love of his life, Etta Jean, to Oklahoma after the war. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Etta Jean; and son, Dwaine. He is survived by his son, Brad Price, of Massachusetts; daughter-in-law, Leigh Ann Price; granddaughters, Emily Melton and Megan Bond; their husbands, Jeremy Melton and Blake Bond; and great-granddaughter, Etta Grace Melton; all of Edmond, OK. He is also survived by grandsons, Tyler and Taber; great-grandchildren, Haley, Conner, Madeline, and Rylie. Ernie was happiest spending time with his family. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, and bird-watching. As Ernie would say ? see yaaaa! Graveside services will be held on September 2, 2014, 11 a.m. at Resurrection Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK.

Published in The Oklahoman on Aug. 31, 2014
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