Maxie O. Price, Sr., age 77, of Snellville, Georgia, left this life on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at his St. Augustine Beach home in Florida with his devoted wife of 56 years, Margaret Mays Price by his side. He is also survived by his four children, Julie Price Pendleton (Bruce), Sheryl Price Turkia (Jari), Maxie O. Price, Jr. (Beth), and Scott Price (Melissa) all of GA; 13 grandchildren; Gordon Pendleton, Stephanie Pendleton, Margaret Poplin, Mary Poplin, Matthew Parnell, Jake Parnell, Abigail M. Turkia, Joseph P. Turkia, Maxie O. Price, III, Jameyson Price, Nicholas “Nick” Price, Cade Price, and Rhodes Price; nephews/nieces, Joseph W. Bridges, Sean White, Brandy Colley, Susan Caldwell, and Jill Holder. Also, sister and brother-in-law, Peggy Price Colley (Bobby) of Bethlehem GA; brother & sister-in-law, Julian Ross Price (Diane) of Austell, GA; Also, Mary Mays McConnell, Katherine McConnell, Patrick Decker, Candice Jones, Ann Mays Brooker, other relatives and a host of friends. Mr. Price was predeceased by his parents, Woodford B. Price and Esther M. Price, and a sister, Gail B. Price.
Maxie Price was born on September 3, 1935 in Fairfax, Alabama. He studied at Georgia State after graduating from Roosevelt High School (1953-54). Maxie Price started and operated the family-owned Chevrolet business 30 years ago and Maxie Price Chevrolet is recognized today as one of the largest Chevrolet dealers in the country. Dedicated to customer service, with deep roots locally and throughout the rest of the country, people drive from all over the United States to purchase vehicles from the Price family and their dedicated staff members. Maxie had a wonderful personality and enjoyed making funny commercials, selling anything, cheering the Atlanta Falcons (being an original season ticket holder in the mid 1960’s), and traveling around the world. He is best known for the slogans “Where’s Loganville?” and “Hand Me a Crying Towel” which became trademarks for the Chevrolet Store in the 1990’s. He will be greatly missed by his family, his Roosevelt classmates, and the many people that he worked side-by-side with over the years at various automotive businesses including Maxie Price Chevrolet in Loganville and Monroe, Georgia.
The Service Celebrating the Life of Maxie Price will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 2:00 P.M. at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel with Rev. J. B. Reese, Jr. officiating. A private family Entombment will follow at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, GA. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 25th, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Tom M. Wages Funeral Home in Snellville. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. “A Family Company”, Snellville Chapel 770-979-3200 has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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Obituary reprinted courtesy of Tom M. Wages Funeral Service.