Reverend Roger Dale Price Sr.

Published 2:19 pm Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Reverend Roger Dale Price Sr.

Reverend Roger Dale Price Sr., beloved husband, father, brother and friend, was born July 28, 1948 and went to heaven on Thursday, June 6.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Inez Price; father, William Chester Price; sister, Mary Jean Price; brother, Edward Franklin Price; and two great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jane Price; daughter, Julie RaChell Moore; son, Roger Dale Price Jr.; granddaughters, Jessica RaChell Sellers, Brooklyn Che’ Hutchin, Tiffany Shayne Moore, and Alexis Renee Hubbard; grandsons, Roger Dale Price III and Makalub Shawn Andersen Price.

He was called to serve his country on March 5, 1969 and was honorably discharged on March 1, 1975 at the rank of E-4. During his service in Vietnam he was trained as a sniper and nominated as “soldier of the month”. He was wounded in battle and after his service in Vietnam he returned to the states to train the Army Rangers and paratroopers.

He was saved by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Easter 1976 and called to preach 30 days later. He started his career in Law Enforcement in 1981 with the Shelby County Sheriff’s department reserves. He graduated from the Alabama Law Enforcement Academy at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 1984, after which he became a full-time officer and then Chief of Police in Maplesville and then in 1990 went on to join the Montevallo Police Department serving under Chief Allen Needham and then retired from Montevallo Police Department in 1999 as a patrol sergeant.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 12 from 4:30-8 p.m. at Rockco Funeral Home in Montevallo. His funeral service will be Thursday, June 13 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel. Burial will follow at 2:45 p.m. at Alabama National Cemetery.