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Emmett ‘Pete’ Franklin Price

Emmett “Pete” Franklin Price, 80, a residence of Delaware for 80 years passed away late Thursday (March 17, 2011) at his residence.

Pete was born May 7, 1930 to Chancey Franklin and Leona (VanMeter) Price. He retired from Ranco after 43 and a half years of employment; he also worked in the grandstands at the Delaware County Fairgrounds for 16 years. Pete was a member of the Eagles FOE 376. He enjoyed his regular meetings with his friends at Wal-Mart once a week. He also enjoyed gardening, going to Amish country and a being Ohio State football fan. Pete was known as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife, Helen of 61 years; five children, Thomas Price, Nancy (John) Davis, Marcie Durrett, Cheryl (Cliff) Boley and Tammy (Robert) Coffee; 13 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Nora Foor; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Marcella Schnees and Ilean Barcus.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 21, at the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home; the family is asking that everyone wear Ohio State colors. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the HighPoint Nazarene Church (795 Pollock Rd. Delaware, OH) with the Rev. Kevin Seymour officiating. Burial will follow at Marlboro Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice (540 Officecenter Place, Suite 100, Gahanna, OH 43230).

To share a memory of Pete or to express a condolence to the family please visit rodmanneeper.com.

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