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James Earl ‘Sam’ Price

James Earl “Sam” Price died Thursday, June 11, 2020, at Merit Health River Region. He was 83.

Born in Carpenter, Sam had been a resident of Vicksburg for the past 60 years. He retired from Anderson-Tully in 2000 after 32 years of service.

Prior to that, he worked as a dispatcher for Illinois Central Gulf. He was a member and past master of the Stevens Masonic Lodge. A lifelong Methodist, he was a member of Hawkins United Methodist Church for over 40 years.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph A. Price Sr. and Minerva Price; his wife, Carol Tuccio Price; and his brother, Joseph A. Price Jr.

He is survived by his son, Thomas Earl Price (Katherine Higgins) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and his daughter, Lisa Lusk Price (Sam LePere) of Rockwall, Texas; two grandchildren, Kayla Lusk and August Price.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home, 5000 Indiana Ave., and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

A graveside service will follow at 11 a.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery.