Alumnus and former regent, Patrick Eugene “Pat” Price (71) died Sept. 9, 2019.
Born Feb. 29, 1948, he was the son of the late Eugene Blake Price and Lenore Gidding Price and was married to Shirley Justice Price.
Price was a 1971 graduate of Morehead State University and was honored to serve the University as a member of its Board of Regents for nine years. He was a 1974 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. He returned to Fleming County after graduation and practiced law with the firm of Suit, McCartney, Price, Price & Ruark for 45 years, until his death. He was assistant Fleming County attorney for 43 years and served as a special justice to the Kentucky Supreme Court. He was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves for 10 years, was a member of the Buffalo Trace Area Development District Board for more than 30 years, was a member of the Fleming County Rotary Club, and was a member of the Fleming Masonic Lodge No. 112.
In addition to his wife, Price is survived by his children, Eugene Blake (Jill) Price II; Gena Price (J.R.) Barker; Jeffrey (Crystal) Earlywine and Jennifer Earlywine; a sister, Elizabeth “Bibbie” Price (James) Emmons; a brother, John C. (Connie) Price; his grandchildren, Caroline Price, Sadie Price, Ella King, Patrick King, Lily Barker, Isaac Earlywine, Lucas Earlywine, Lea Applegate Elliott and Robert Applegate.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol Jordan Price, and a brother, Richard Bradley Price.
Price was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Public Service degree during the fall 2019 commencement ceremony.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Patrick E. Price Scholarship Fund, C/O the MSU Foundation, 121 East Second Street, Morehead, Kentucky 40351. Donations may be made online at alumni.moreheadstate.edu/patprice.