1941 ~ 2020
Date of death: February 10, 2020
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Price family. Alvin’s earthly temple is now resting in the care of Veasley Funeral Home. Revelations 21:4 says "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Mr. Alvin Eugene Price.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Alvin Eugene Price was born on July 16, 1941 in Conway, Arkansas to JoeNathan and Geneva Fuller Price. Both of his parents preceded him in death, as did his beloved oldest brother Murphy D. Price.
The Price Family consisted of 3 sons: the late Murphy, Alvin and his youngest brother, Russell Price. The Prices soon relocated to South Bend, Indiana (home of the legendary Notre Dame University), where Alvin attended Perley Elementary School. Alvin (who was also known as “Al”) excelled in sports and he set a basketball scoring record while in grade school.
Years later, the Prices moved to Detroit, Michigan where Alvin attended Mackenzie High School. At Mackenzie, Alvin joined the ROTC and sang in a musical quartet. Alvin graduated high school in 1959.
After high school, Alvin joined the United States Air Force. In the Air Force, he served as a combat medic during the Vietnam War. In the service, Alvin was also a military boxer where he went on to become a Welterweight Boxing Champion. Alvin attained the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-5) and was honorably discharged in May 1968. After his distinguished military service, Alvin returned to Detroit where he worked for automotive giant Chrysler. There he became the proud father of 3 sons: Derek Wilson, Dorian Price, and Domonique Price.
In 1982, at the urging of his younger brother, Russell, Alvin moved to Houston, Texas for the better economic opportunity in the booming Southern city. Alvin’s career in Manufacturing flourished and he was promoted and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta was also where he met the love of his life, Sylvia Pittman. They married in 1987 and Alvin proudly became the adoptive father of Erica and Thaddeus. On July 16, 1988 (Alvin’s birthday) Sylvia presented Alvin with a most special gift, a new baby son, Aubrey.
As he continued to climb the Corporate Ladder, Alvin was relocated to the Dallas area with manufacturing giant AEP Span (part of Bluescope, the third largest roofing manufacturer in the world). Alvin and his family settled in Rowlett, Texas, just outside Dallas. Alvin continued to thrive professionally at AEP Span as a Branch Manager, and he retired in 2007.
For his well-earned retirement, Alvin and Sylvia returned to his childhood home of Conway, Arkansas in 2008. Alvin enjoyed the retired life but kept busy with his hobbies including fishing, bowling, playing cards and more. Alvin and Sylvia’s home remained a happy whirl as they entertained numerous family and friends. It was at their home that Alvin was called to his resting place in Heaven, on February 10, 2020.
Alvin leaves behind to grieve: his youngest brother Russell (Sherridan); his loving wife Sylvia; his five sons (Derek, Dorian, Domonique, Thaddeus, and Aubrey) and his beloved daughter (Erica). His proud brood includes 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Public visitation will be held Friday, February 21, 2020 from 12:00noon to 6pm with the family receiving friends from 5:00pm - 6:00pm at Veasley Funeral Home.
Celebration of life service will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020, 11:00am at True Holiness Saints Center, 198 Hwy 286 E, Conway, Arkansas 72032.
Committal service and final resting place will be held at Ray Cemetery, 277 Stanley Russ Rd., Conway, Arkansas.