Robert Paul Price
JACKSONVILLE – Robert (Bob) Paul Price passed peacefully on Friday, March 17, 2023. Bob was born in Canton, Georgia, the son of Paul Irving Price and Ethel Goss Price. Bob moved to Jacksonville at the age of 14 with his parents to open their photography business, Price Studios, which photographed a number of Jacksonville events and weddings in the 1950’s through the 1970’s. Bob was the owner, along with his wife, Mildred Laverne Price, of Bob Price Motors, Inc. for over fifty years as well as other businesses in Jacksonville. From an
early age, Bob was an avid automobile racer and engine builder, resulting in him being renown through the southeast. Bob was married to Mildred Laverne Price for over 67 years. He had two children, William (Bill) Gregory Price and Thomas Paul Price. Bob was a friend and mentor to many and a very loving and doting grandfather to Gregory Powers Price and Burke Saint Clair Price. He had an unbelievable impact on their lives. He was looking forward to participating in Burke’s wedding on March 25, 2023, to Felix Faerber but, unfortunately, will be there in spirit only. Bob had a positive impact on the lives of many people who visited him over the last ten days including members of Promise Land Baptist Church.
Bob was a member of Morocco Shrine, Freemasons and Scottish Rites. He was inducted into the Jacksonville Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame in 2021. Bob was an active member of Promise Land Baptist Church which brought much happiness, joy and peace to his life.
Bob is survived by his wife of 67 years, Laverne Price, sons, William (Bill)Price (Brady); Thomas Paul Price; Theresa O’Donnell Price, Grandchildren, Gregory Powers Price and Burke Saint Clair Price (Felix); brother, Neil Price (Linda). He was preceded by his parents, sister, Willie Freddie Jones, and brother, Russell.
Many thanks to all friends, family and church members and Community Hospice who we will be forever thankful for their support and care. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 21, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Promise Land Baptist Church. Services will be on Wednesday, March 22,2023, at Promise Land Baptist Church. Reception to follow in the Church Fellowship Hall. Burial will be private at Riverside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please give to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida or your favorite charity.