Sterling “Sonny” D. Price died December 16, 2021 in Purcell, at the age of 73 years 6 months 14 days. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at the Slaughterville Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Washington Cemetery, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.
Sonny was born on June 2, 1948 in Cole, Oklahoma to Warren Acie and Jewel Ethylene (Putman) Price. He attended elementary school in Cole, graduating from 8th grade. Sonny started at Washington High School, and then attended Dibble High School. He was inducted into the United States Army on February 5, 1968, proudly serving until his honorable discharge on January 8, 1970. During his time in the service, Sonny earned many awards and commendations. After the military, he was successful at many different occupations. He retired from the University of Oklahoma as head of grounds and lead landscaper. Sonny also worked in several restaurants, going on to build and own Sonny’s Café in Purcell, providing warm wholesome country food. In his younger years, he excelled in sports. His favorite activities included hunting, and fishing. Sonny enjoyed providing humor where he could, always cracking jokes, and making people laugh. He was a man and like all others, had his share of flaws, and also his moments of greatness. He was very much loved and will always be missed and remembered.
Sonny is preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Jewel Price; his sister, Flora Dotson and husband Kenneth; his sister, Shirley Cryer; his sister, Tia Price; his sister, Doris Price; and his brother, Robert Price.
Survivors include his wife, Tona Price of Purcell; his son, Eric Fogle and wife, Heather of Purcell; his daughter, Becky Smith and husband, Dennis of Corsicana, TX; his daughter, Leslie Burnett and husband, James of Dibble; his daughter, Chastity Taylor of Tulsa; his daughter, Stacy Price of Chickasha; his son, Jedidiah Price and wife, Dawn of Del City; his son, Sterling Price, Jr. of Oklahoma City; his brother, Lewis Price and wife, Beverly of Purcell; his brother, Roger Price and wife, Kay of Cole; his sister, Joyce Bottom and husband, Dana of Cole; his brother-in-law, Alfred Cryer of Ardmore; his 14 grandchildren; his 3 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.