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• PRICE, Ronald Frederick,
of Knoxville, born July 23, 1934, died Jan. 19, 2012, at his home. He was born in Abergavenny, Wales, the eldest son of Frederick and Phyllis Price. He was an accomplished gymnast competing in the European Games in 1954 representing his home country of Wales. He completed his training as a master plumber in 1954 and then served in the Royal Air Force for two years. In 1956, he married his wife, Eileen. They lived in Abergavenny until Ron joined Her Majesty’s Prison Service as a physical training instructor in 1963. He left the service in 1981 to continue his working career as an architectural surveyor for the London Borough of Ealing. In 1991 he emigrated from London to Knoxville. His love of music prompted him to join the London Welsh Male Voice Choir in 1976. He left the London Welsh Male Voice Choir in 1987 to sing barbershop in preparation to living in United States. He sang with Capital Chorus in London and with Knox County Metro in Knoxville. Ron continued his civic duties by being a founding member of the West Knoxville Senior Center and was instrumental in promoting the name Frank Strang Center, after a friend who was also a founding member. He was a member of AARP and president of the Cedar Bluff chapter in 1996. He took U.S. citizenship, along with his wife, in 1997. He was a master mason, a 32nd-degree mason and served as Master of the Marcus Vitruvius lodge in London in 1983. Survived by wife of 55 years, Eileen; daughters, Susan and Belinda and her husband, Bill; two granddaughters; two grandsons; and sisters-in-law, Malcolm and Carole, Alan and Dulcie; sister, Roslyn husband Islwyn, and many nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and -nephews. A Celebration of Life was Friday at Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Young Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division St. NW, Knoxville, TN 37919. Click Funeral Home and Cremations, Middlebrook Chapel, served the Price family.

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