Bill grew up on North Decatur Road in Atlanta, played in the park behind his home, and made friends with everyone he met. As a young man Bill bagged groceries, delivered newspapers, and sold tomatoes door-to-door from his mother’s garden. He graduated from Druid Hills High School in 1964, DeKalb Technical College in 1966, and worked as a Draftsman and a Computer Aided Design-Documentation Operator for Southern Engineering Company and Lockwood Greene Engineers in Atlanta.
During his lifetime, William Prescott Price, III was a credit to his namesakes: William Pierce Price, the first Marshall of Dahlonega; William Pierce Price, Confederate Army Sergeant, United States Congressman, State Representative, and State Senator from Dahlonega, and founder of North Georgia College; William Pierce Price, Jr., groceryman and purchasing agent for the City of Atlanta; and William Prescott Price, Jr., Sales Manager for Prior Tire Company for 49 years.
Bill’s mother, Laura Lee Hallum Price of Cedartown, was a Registered Nurse at Crawford Long Hospital’s Nursery and Emory University Hospital’s Cardiac Care Unit in Atlanta. Bill took extra good care of his mother after his father died in 1974 and helped his mother very much until she passed away in 1998.
Bill is a life-long Episcopalian and he was a member of Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta and a former member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Decatur. Bill’s church family was very important to him and gave him much comfort and guidance in how to live his life. He returned their love.
William Prescott Price, III (Bill) is survived by his aunt, Mrs. James R. (Mary Lamar Hallum) Bradshaw of Cedartown , Maui, and El Paso; his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Hallum (Audrey Celeste Connally) Price; his first Price cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Alan (Ann Bleidt) Price, and Mrs. Lynn Field (Sylvia Williams) Price; his first Bradshaw cousins, Jimmy, Jean (in heaven), Johnny, Laura, Mike , and Sara, and his cherished nieces, nephew, and many younger cousins. He loved them all very much and showed them his love in his deeds throughout of his life.
He truly walked the walk. William Prescott Price, III (Bill) will be greatly missed by his loved ones and many friends.
A Memorial Service for Bill was conducted on Sunday, September 25, at Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1790 LaVista Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Epilepsy Foundation. Condolences can be sent to Hal Price, 2015 Wilkie Road, Alpharetta, Ga. 30004 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org