John W. Price Jr.
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.
JOSEPH ANDREW SHORTALL
JAMES EDWARD FORD SR.