Dr. Edmund Wesley Price Jr.
Dr. Edmund Wesley Price, Jr., 93, born
Aug. 23, 1920, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 17,
A faithful servant, preacher, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, recently preached on his 93rd birthday and was Assistant Usher and Chief Prayer Warrior at the Banner Elk Christian Fellowship Church.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Beverette Middleton Price of their home in Banner Elk, and son, Dr. Gordon Wesley Price and his wife, Barbara, of Washington D.C.; daughter, Susan Price Clawson and her husband, the Rev. Carl Clawson of Banner Elk. He is preceded in death by his other daughter, Carol Price St. Clair. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Dr. Scott St. Clair and wife, Cameron, Katie Garrett and husband, Bart, the Rev. Jonathan St. Clair and wife, Catherine, Annie Clawson Marion and husband, Jessup, Jill Clawson McPhail and husband, Craig, Ginny Richardson and husband, Rob, Spencer Price and Harrison Price, as well as 11 great-grandchildren.
Price grew up in Raleigh. He received a degree in Civil Engineering from N.C. State University in 1941 and was a professor from 1942-45. He was ordained to Gospel Ministry at Tabernacle Baptist Church, in Raleigh in 1945. Upon receiving his doctorate in Theology from Southwestern Seminary in 1951 he pastored churches over the next 42 years, with 22 years dedicated to the congregation at Green Street Baptist Church in High Point, followed by eight years service at Grace Baptist Church, also in High Point.
He was a friend to all and deliverer of the gospel. Serving the Lord was his calling, and prayer was his passion.
He authored Acts in Prayer, which has sold over 1 million copies and the Character Connection.
There will be a memorial service 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Banner Elk Christian Fellowship Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Banner Elk Christian Fellowship Church at 140 Woods Lane Banner Elk, NC 28604.
Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at http://www.rsfh.net.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Price family.
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