MSgt Paul Dixon Price Jr. (ret.), met his Lord and Savior on April 27th, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with Lymphoma. Mr. Price was born on October 25th, 1946 in Charlotte, NC to the late Paul Dixon Price Sr. and the late Burzell Grindstaff Price. Mr. Price truly was a servant of his country, state, and community.
Mr. Price was a member of Chapin Presbyterian Church and the VFW.
During his military career, he was involved in a joint task force to ensure the safety of all eleven North Carolina airports. In April 2002, he was sent to Kuwait, where he was charged with the safety of bases in Kuwait, Pakistan, and Oman.
As a state trooper, Paul was a pursuit driving instructor, a member of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team and the Civil Emergency Response team. He received a medal of valor from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association.
He became a Councilman in Horry County, SC after residents of his community encouraged him to run.
He is survived by Judy, his wife of 56 years, daughter Connie Turner (Andy) of Irmo, son Phillip Price (Jami) of York, grandchildren Bryson Turner, Faith Price, and Madisyn Price. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Randy Earl Price.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the McSwain Funeral Home Chapel in Newberry. Burial with Highway Patrol Honors will be held in Rosemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside. Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 6437 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209 or to the American Cancer Society, 200 Center Point Circle, #100, Columbia, SC 29210.
Active pall bearers will be his grandson, Bryson Turner, Jerry Danko, Greg Adams, Ernie Mims, Bob Dawkins, and Jerry James.
Due to COVID 19 everyone is reminded of social distancing requirements and masks are encouraged.