ethro Price, Jr. was born in Camilla, Georgia. He was educated
in the Dougherty County School System, where he graduated
from Monroe Comprehensive High School in 1966. He later
enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, graduating in 1967.
Jethro served in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged
in 1968, earning a Purple Heart, Vietnam Campaign Medal and
Vietnam Service Medal.
In 1971, he married Patricia Smith. During their union, two
children were born – Gary Price and Melanie Price. Jethro went
on to earn a bachelor’s degree at Albany State College and work
at the United States Postal Service. He later went on to work in
the Dougherty County School System as a paraprofessional. He
also had a daughter, Teronia Jones. Jethro was divorced in 2001.
He continued to work at Sylvester Road Elementary School until
he was put on medical disability.
Jethro Price, Jr. later spent time at the VA Hospital in Dublin,
Georgia. There, he met a special companion, Ms. Shirley Smith.
He spent the remainder of his life at the Georgia Veterans War
Home in Milledgeville, Georgia. Mr. Price transitioned on March
30, 2018 and has joined his parents, Jethro Price, Sr. and Eloise
Price, his two brothers, Robert Price and Gregory Price, and one
sister, Vivian Williams. He leaves to cherish his memory his
children Gary Price (Connie), Daytona Beach, Florida; Melanie
(Fadel) Price Griffin, Albany, Georgia; and Teronia (Darrius)
Wright, Macon, Georgia. He also leaves behind five
grandchildren; Darryl Price, Patrick Price, Jhane’ Price, Aria
Griffin, and Carter Wright. His surviving siblings are: George
(Vera) Price, Junction City, Kansas; Irma Holmes, Albany,
Georgia; Marvin (Tara) Price, Albany, Georgia and Gordon Price,
Albany, Georgia. Mr. Price leaves a host of nieces, nephews, and