Funeral services for Jimmie Lilbourne (J.L.) Price, 101, of Levelland will be at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 8, 2022, at College Avenue Baptist Church. He passed away April 3, 2022. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 7, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Krestridge Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery.
Jimmie was born May 17, 1920 to W.E. and Lizzie Price in El Dorado, Arkansas. His family moved to Texas when he was 6. He graduated from Pettit High School. After attending Draughon’s Business College, he worked in the Hockley County Tax Office. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on December 3, 1941. He served on the Island of Saipan. He was discharged November 29, 1945 with the rank of Sergeant. He met and married Selma Keen on May 30, 1948. He decided to go from the tax office to the farm. He and his brother-in-law, Johnnie Keen, farmed together for many years. Together, Selma and Jimmie raised 6 children on the farm at Pettit. She preceded him in death in 1987.
Jimmie met and married Jo Ann Gresham in 1989. Joining together their families to have a total of 9 children. Their delight was attending the events of their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren whether it was a ball game, stock show, play, wedding, or holiday event. Traveling was their joy. They went on many adventures here and abroad. They loved going to South Padre Island and to the mountains of Ruidoso.
He is survived by their children, Frances (Kenny) Coats, Glenda (David) Gibson, Ricky (Deborah) Price, Dennis (Monica) Price, Becky (Tim) Cook, Beth (Steve) Gwinn, and Darrell (Linda) Gresham; grandchildren, Wendi (Gregg) Myatt, Gregg Glover, Jill (Todd) Heflin, Melinda (Anthony) Gay, Jennifer (Brandon) Anderson, Brandon (Jennifer) Gwinn, Mindy (Tony) Pardini, Lindsey (Derek) Dollahite, Kerry (Sara) Coats, Kandi (Cody) Potter, Korey (Sommer) Coats, Daniel (Erin) Gibson, Christopher (Ashley) Gibson, John Mark (Julie) Gibson, Jerry (Lindsay) Webster, Johnathon (Courtney) Webster, Royce (Annyce) Price, Kelly (Jason) McKay, Laura (Stephen) Hougland, Jeremy Price, Justin (Charity) Price, John (Cheryl) Ellison, Michelle Ellison, Delany (Rowdy) Jackson, Braden Price, Kristen Epperson, Micala Epperson, Morgan (Andy) Moore and Jimmie Cook; great grandchildren, Sarah Durham, Landon (Molly) Myatt, Kendra Myatt, Tori (Tanner) Cunningham, Jaxon (Apryl) Heflin, Kendyl Heflin, Macy & Paige Glover, Lauren & Parker Anderson, Addison & Jack Pardini, Landry Dollahite, McKenzy & Alexander Gay, Taylor, Ayden & Zander Gwinn, Kaylom Coats, Evie Coats, Collynn Coats, Kenzie Hall, Gage Potter, Jake Potter, Lola Potter, Kanaan Coats, Linkoln Coats, Stella Coats, Maddox Gibson, Bryson Gibson, Lainey Gibson, Avery Gibson, Olivia Gibson, Madelyn Gibson, Sawyer Gibson, Bryndle Gibson, Emree Gibson, Paisley Gibson, Christian Webster, Aidan Webster, Jordan Arnold, Bryson Jenkins, Aaron Ham, Bailey Webster, Adrian McKay, Macie McKay, Landrie Price, Ethan Martinez, Adrianna Martinez, Eric (Zoey) Martinez, Alex Martinez, Hank Hougland, Maddison Price, Carlee Price, Carson Price, Breanna (Trenton) Lewis, Austin Ellison, LaShay Trammell, Tyler Trammell, Haylee Trammell and Zayleigh Moore; and great-great grandchildren, Jaden Durham, Isla & Luke Cunningham, Henlee Myatt, Mitchell Martinez, Owen Martinez, Huntleigh Lewis, Leah Trammell, Carter Trammell, Caellum Shields, Casey Shields, Amara Trammell and Gracie Ross.
Jimmie was preceded in death by his wife, Selma Price; his wife, Jo Ann Price; son, Randy Price; daughter, Mary Lynn Sherley; granddaughter-in-law, Linda Price; brothers, Woodrow Price, Bussie Price and Thomas Price; sister, Willie Mae Welch; and his parents.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to College Avenue Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home. (806) 897-1111