Gordy William Price, 60, died Aug. 23, 2009, at his residence.
He was born June 13, 1949, in Sidney to Donald Jack and Roselyn Ross Price, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Price was a very popular radio star in the Sidney area for years. He had worked at WMVR radio, Sidney, and for Channel 13. He introduced the country music stars at the Country Concert, Newport, for several years and was an emcee for the popular country music festival. He had the honor of introducing President Ronald Reagan in 1984, when Reagan visited Sidney. He had also worked at Dayton WING with Steve Kirk and for ABC News in Chicago with Mark Giangreco. He worked at WIMT T-102, Lima, for 20 years and at WTOO radio, Bellefontaine. Through the years he earned a reputation for his good-natured on-air patter and a genuine enthusiasm for his listeners. He had scored some of the region’s highest radio ratings. He was a 1967 graduate of Sidney High School and 1971 graduate of Urbana College, Urbana, with a degree in psychology. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney.
Survivors include two children Gordy (Jamie) Price II, of Chicago, and Shea Jutras, of Columbus; two brothers, Ross Price, of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Don Price, of Sidney; and a sister, Mary Price, of Sidney.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney. The Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Sidney.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Salm-McGill & Tangeman Funeral Home, Sidney.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lehman High School Music Program, 2400 St. Marys Ave., Sidney, OH 45365.
Condolences may be expressed at www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com.