Dr. Paul S. Price of Coffeyville, passed away on September 14, 2018, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, OK.
Paul was born on March 30, 1942 in Coffeyville to the late Ovie and Annabelle Price.
Paul accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and was a member of First Church of God in Christ Family Worship Center.
Paul grew up in Coffeyville, attended Cleveland, Roosevelt, and Field Kindley Schools before the family moved to Stamford, CT, in 1958.
Paul completed his secondary education in the East, graduating from Rippowam High School in Rye, NY.
After serving in the U.S. Army and earning the Bronze Star, Paul returned to the East to Further his education. He earned three degrees from the University of Connecticut - two Master's plus a Ph.D. From the University of Denver, he earned a third Master's in Librarianship and Information Management. Paul worked for 15 years as Manager of the Library Department at the University of Connecticut in Mansfield, CT. In April of 1987, Paul accepted the position of Director of Learning Resources at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, CT.
While at Three Rivers, he was President of the Board of Directors of the Literacy Volunteers in Norwich and was elected to serve as delegate to the White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services, Washington, D.C. After retirement from Three Rivers, Paul returned to Coffeyville in the early 2000s.
In 2007, Paul earned yet another Bachelor of Science degree in Church Administration and Leadership from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Bartlesville, OK.
At the time of his death, Paul held the positions of Superintendent of Sunday School, Chairman of the Trustee Board, and Teacher of the YPWW at First Church of God in Christ Family Worship Center. Paul also served as Secretary for the local PINCH (People and Institutions for Communal Harmony) and he served on the Community Advisory Board for the Coffeyville Police Department. He was a former USD 445 Board member and served on the Board of Directors for the SEKAN Chapter of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He was also the Board of Directors for the Coffeyville Public Schools Foundation.
Paul was a world traveler, enjoyed reading, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.
He leaves to mourn, two children: Quiana Smith of Charlotte, NC and Torre Smith of Meriden, CT; five grandchildren; one sister: Mary L. Wilson of Coffeyville, KS; sister - in -law: Marcella Price of Muskegon Heights, MI; nieces: Cecile Terry of Columbus, GA, Janet L. Wilson of Killeen, TX, Melanie Jackson of Wichita, KS; nephews: Tommy E. Wilson Jr. of Kansas City, KS, Derek Wilson of Independence, KS, Anthony Price, Byron Price, Juan Berry of Muskegon Heights, MI.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 29th at 11:00 A.M. , at First Church of God in Christ Family Worship Center, 2802 W. First Street, Coffeyville, KS with Pastor Melvin J. Simpson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to First Church of God in Christ Family Worship Center, P.O. Box 161, Coffeyville, KS 67337