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Robert Kenneth Price Ii

December 18, 1966 — October 25, 2022

Robert Kenneth “Bob” Price, II, died Tuesday, October 25, 2022, in Oak Hill, West Virginia, at the age of 55. He was a treasured son, husband, father, papaw, uncle, brother, nephew and friend.


He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Barbara Ann (Reese) Price; his sons Ryan Michael (Brittney) Price, Nicholas Tyler Price and David Lee Price; and the new love of his life, granddaughter Anna Reese Price, all of Oak Hill. He leaves behind a brother, Marty Price of Oak Hill; sisters Lalena Price of Kenna and Marcia Price of Oak Hill, as well as a nephew Jacob Wesley Price, nieces Morgan Brooke, Melia Diane, Harper Faith, and “niece by choice” Aubree Nicole Williams. He is also survived by uncles Roger (Debora) Brown, Barry (Connie) Brown, and David (Dreama) Price, as well as many cherished cousins.


Not surprising to those who knew and loved Bob, his idea of family knew no boundaries. His loved ones also include friends Paul Washington, Johnny (Darlene) Settle, Sam McCormick, Mark (Becky) Meadows, Wade Murphy, Johnny Drennen, Brian Purdue, and so many others. He also loved growing up with the influences of his “big sisters,” Cheryl Lynn Burley and Beverly Ann (Coach) Ramsey, both of Euclid, Ohio. He leaves behind his beloved Yorkshire terrier, Honeybear, and grand-dogs, Walker and Kaiser.


When Bob married Barbara, he inherited a loving second family that included Bobby Eugene and Juanita Deloras Reese. They were so much more than in-laws to him and he felt their loss deeply. His sisters-in-law, Wanda Dickinson of Oak Hill and Kathie Brown of Camden, Delaware, and brothers-in-law, Gary Reese and Bobby Junior Reese of Oak Hill, were all a huge part of his life and special to him.


Bob graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1986. Mostly, he was known for restoring and driving classic cars, which put him in nearly every Homecoming parade with someone waving from the back of his car. His passion for all things mechanical would lead him to a career managing auto parts stores – Nationwise Auto Parts, AutoAmerica/Western Auto, and Advance Auto Parts. He also operated a wrecker for Oak Hill City Wrecker Service.


On the job, Bob was known as an encourager, which was a big part of his leadership style when he worked as a regional manager for Big Lots Furniture. Sadly, a workplace accident there broke his back, but in true Bob Price form, he didn’t give up. He earned a computer science degree from West Virginia Tech in Montgomery and moved forward until his health challenges confined him to a chair.


Bob was a helper in every sense of the word supporting friends, family, neighbors and strangers. As news of his death spread, people began sharing stories of his generosity – a mother who needed help until her next payday; a young man who needed help getting his car running; a friend in the hospital facing a terrifying surgery, to name a few. His generosity was well known, but not because he made it that way. He helped people quietly because that’s how he was raised.


Mechanical and technical problems didn’t stand a chance against Bob. He was the go-to guy for all things. Literally ALL THINGS. Computer? Car? Dryer? Lawnmower? Lift truck? Horse trailer? He’d say, “Somebody just like me made this, so I can fix it.”


Like his parents, helping kids was a part of who he was. He coached Ryan and Nick and their friends in Little League baseball and Joe Aiello basketball. He spent countless hours with David teaching him the Bob Magic of Fixing All Things and the thrill of growing such a blockbuster summer garden that all the neighbors benefited.


Bob loved Elvis and Southern gospel music. He also loved 38 Special, REO Speedwagon, and AC/DC. He lived for boating and fishing. After leaving West Virginia, church friends Debbie and Jonathan White gifted Bob a boat. Despite his health challenges and repeated hospital visits, he lived to get out on Summersville Lake to feel the wind on his face. The joy of those days on the water kept him going like nothing else… until his granddaughter was born. After that, he renewed his drive to crush his disease so his next job could be babysitter. We really wish he had. His son Ryan said this: “I pray not for my dad, who’s up there looking down at all of us now, but I pray for all of us as we figure out how to make it without him. It sure is hard watching Superman die. That’s who he was to me and everyone else.”


Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert K. and Linda D. (Brown) Price; grandparents, Hollis and Thelma Price and Dennis and Kathleen (Carpenter) Brown; uncles Leonard, Don Paul, and Kenneth Dale Price; Larry (Betty Lou) and Douglas (Pam) Brown; and aunts Nancy Price, Susie Hager, Sandy (Hobbs) Dingess, and Patsy (Mike) Evans.


The family will welcome visitors on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at Mountain View Church of God, 2 Mount View Road, Hill Top, West Virginia. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Service begins at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Bob’s honor to the Ronald McDonald House, which helps families stay together when a loved one is hospitalized, or Good News Mountaineer Garage, which repairs and provides donated vehicles to people moving from welfare to work.

Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com

Arrangements were made by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
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Sunday, October 30, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mountain View Church of God

2 Mount View Rd, Hilltop, WV 25855

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