Music
1:16 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Jones speaks of scholarship, cultural significance at Ray Price funeral

Last Saturday, December 28th, was the date of the funeral for legendary country and western singer, songwriter, and bandleader, Ray Price, who died at 87 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Among those who spoke at the service were radio personalities Dallas Wayne, Eddie Stubbs, and Bill Mack – who read a statement from Willie Nelson. Also asked to speak was Dr. Dan Jones of Texas A&M University-Commerce, the institution which conferred upon Price a doctorate of Humane Letters in December of 2009.

Dr. Dan Jones discusses his invitation to speak at Ray Price's funeral, and about the impact Price has had on Country and Western music culture.

Ray Price died in his home in Mount Pleasant on Monday, December 16th, shortly after entering home hospice care.

To contribute to the Ray Price Memorial Scholarship, visit this page or call 903-886-5712.