John W. Price Jr.

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MT. ZION, GA. — John W. Price Jr. (Johnny), 72, of Mt. Zion, Ge­or­gia, passed away sud­denly on Jan. 5, 2017. Johnny was born on July 28, 1944, and was the son of the late John Wal­ter and Edith Har­ris Price.

Johnny grew up on a farm in Stevensville bor­der­ing the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay. At an early age, hunt­ing and fish­ing be­came his pas­sion. It was a pas­sion that he would carry through­out his life. As a teen, Johnny at­tended Stevensville High School, and there he made many friends that he never for­got. Al­though he moved from Mary­land to Ge­or­gia as a young adult, he of­ten rem­i­nisced about the life he lived on Kent Is­land and the ad­ven­tures he shared with fam­ily and friends.

After mov­ing to Ge­or­gia, Johnny put down per­ma­nent roots. He started a fam­ily and be­gan a life­long ca­reer in con­struc­tion.

He is sur­vived by his sis­ter, Peggy Price Stubbs; two chil­dren, Jimmy Price (Sheela) and Wanda Garner; and sev­eral grand­chil­dren. He also shared a spe­cial bond with his two neph­ews, Roger and Jimmy Stubbs. Jimmy pre­ceded him in death.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice was held in Ge­or­gia on Sun­day, Jan. 15, 2017. On a later date, the fam­ily plans to hold a small, pri­vate cel­e­bra­tion of his life on Kent Is­land. Mul­likin. They lived in Queen Anne be­fore mak­ing their home in Tu­nis Mills. Joey pre­vi­ously worked at Per­due (DriCorn) for 19 years and was cur­rently em­ployed with the State High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion as a truck driver.

Joey was a life­time mem­ber of the Queen Anne/Hills­boro Fire Dept. He was a for­mer mem­ber of Eas­ton Ro­tary, East­ern Shore Joust­ing As­so­ci­a­tion and the Sad­dle Friends Trail Club.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Donna Shor­tall; and his sons: Joshua Shor­tall (Melody) and Justin Shor­tall; his sis­ter, Julie Shor­tall Thomas (Gregg); and two grand­chil­dren, Mada­lynn and Brook­lynn. He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Mil­dred and Joseph Shor­tall.

Call­ing hours will be held on Satur­day, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Eas­ton Church of God. A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will fol­low at noon. Burial will be at New Spring Hill Ceme­tery in Eas­ton.

Me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the Ed­u­ca­tional Fund for Mada­lynn and Brook­lynn Shor­tall, c/o Shore United Bank, Attn.: Lavonne Med­ford, 212 Marl­boro Ave., Eas­ton, MD 21601 or to the Eas­ton Church of God, 1009 N. Wash­ing­ton St., Eas­ton, MD 21601.

For on­line trib­utes, please visit: www.fh­n­fu­ner­al­home. com sus­tained from a fall in Massey, MD. He was sur­rounded by his fam­ily. Ed­die (Pop) was born Nov. 10, 1950 in An­napo­lis, MD. He worked as a self em­ployed water­man on the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay and sub­sidiary wa­ters. His hob­bies in­cluded play­ing cards, hunt­ing, fish­ing, bird watch­ing and bull­shit­tin’.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Ford; three kids: Ed­die Ford Jr.; Lisa Ford; Donna Ben­ton; son in law, Ron­nie Ben­ton; six grand­chil­dren: James Ford III; Shawn Ford, wife Kristi Ford; Shane Ford; Chance Miller; Joey Ben­ton; Tif­fany Ben­ton; five great grand­chil­dren: Lexi Ford, Austin Ford, Kin­leigh Ford, Brant­ley Ford, Bella Ford; two broth­ers: Rudy Ford; Wil­son Ford IV; one cat, Sam; two dogs: Sweater and Star.

He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Theresa and Sonny Ford of An­napo­lis, MD.

The fam­ily will honor Ed­die’s (Pop/Weasel) fi­nal wishes, with no call­ing hours. Cre­ma­tion has been held.

A me­mo­rial ride on the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay will be held on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 4, 11 a.m., depart­ing from the Kent Nar­rows County Slips. All who wish to join in on Ed­die’s fi­nal ride is wel­come to come ride or sail with us. There will be no wake.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily is re­quest­ing mon­e­tary con­tri­bu­tions in Mem­ory of Ed­die “Pop” Ford be made to https://www.gofundme. com/ed­dieford­schol­ar­ship­fund. All con­tri­bu­tions will be placed into schol­ar­ship funds for his great grand­chil­dren.



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