Ray Price

Music
1:16 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Jones speaks of scholarship, cultural significance at Ray Price funeral

Jones and Price in December, 2009
TAMUC Photo

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.

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Northeast Texas
6:40 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Country singer Ray Price dead at 87

Ray Price, shown here in a 2009 visit to Texas A&M University-Commerce, has died.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Country music star Ray Price, one of the most celebrated Northeast Texans ever, has died.

Billy Mack Jr., the son of Bill Mack, says Price died Monday afternoon. Price had pancreatic cancer.

Mack, a family friend, said he was acting as a family spokesman. The wife of family friend and spokesman Tom Perryman, a DJ with KKUS-FM in Tyler, also confirmed his death. 

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