Donald Wayne Price, 80, of Dacula, Georgia passed away on October 14th, 2018 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Don was born in Frankfort, Indiana to Ralph & Elsie (Wainscott) Price on November 16th, 1937. He married Norma Jean Hudson on August 7th, 1965 in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He served honorably for seven years in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Skipjack as an E-6 Petty Officer First Class. He graduated from Humboldt State University and retired from Sears & Roebuck, but enjoyed his true passion later in life working as a wedding photographer. He loved all things potatoes – mashed, French fried, au gratin, and couch - travelling and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Don is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Jerry and Larry. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, sons Eric (Monica) and Brian (Beverly), sister Shirley (Price) Newman (Melvin), sister-in-law Diana, grandchildren Brayden, Emme and Lily, and many nieces and nephews. His Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 19th at the Community of Grace Church, 1200 Athens Hwy, Grayson, GA 30017, with reception immediately following. Interment will be at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Community of Grace Church. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Wow you are truly a great customer that I will never forget very special you are to me you will be missed always and forever until we meet again!😇

  2. Dear Jean and family, I have such great memories of you and Don and all of us in Water Fitness classes! I am also blessed to have some beautiful photos that Don took off my kids, for me! I miss you Jean and Don will be greatly missed! Sending all my love!

  3. Jean, thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. May you find comfort in God’s arms and in the love of your family.

    Olivia Ann

  4. My thoughts are with you and your family. You have many memories to cherish forever. He will always be in your heart. He is at peace in God’s arms.
    Love Dianne Dyson

  5. I am so sorry for the family’s loss. You all are in my prayers. He always made me laugh when I was around him. Such a good man.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with u all. We always enjoyed being with all of u out family gatherings. Love, Ed and Betty Watkins.

  7. So very sorry for your loss. Bob and I have very fond memories of your family. May you find peace and comfort in His love. Sending hugs and prayers.

  8. It’s so hard to express my sorrow at the loss of my long time friend from our Navy Submarine days. Farewell Dear Friend 🤗 and my Deepest Condolences to Jean and Family 💞

  9. Jean and Family
    I’m so sad to hear of the passing of Don.
    Your family was so special to us when you lived in Utah and are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May you be blessed with peace and comfort. ❤️

  10. Such a wonderful man.. gentle soul…the few times I had the pleasure to be with his wonderful family…will be missed but never forgotten.. XxRay 😇r.i.p

  11. So sorry to hear of Don’s passing.
    Know that your family is in our thoughts.
    Missed ya’ll !
    Bobby and Pegg Cason

  12. Jean, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and your family in your loss and may good memories bring a smile to your heart. Blessings to you and your family. Frank Griffith

  13. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family May you find strength and comfort in God’s arms. Love, Sandy Huntley

  14. Jean, please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss; may God’s love and peace be a comfort to you. Brenda Argoe

  15. Jean, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  16. JEAN,
    Thank you so much for letting us know about Dons passing. You and your family are in our prayers.
    We have pictures of our sailing adventures.

  17. Jean, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Don was a wonderful man. I know you will miss him terribly.

  18. Dear Jean & All Don’s Family:
    Sad to not be able to visit in person on this important occasion – recognizing Cousin Don’s extraordinary life & his passage to Heaven!
    I’m at the Island where he loved to visit with his Aunt Evelyn, photograph sunlight piercing a wineglass of Pink Catawba perched on a rock in the water, row to another island to plant a piece of drift wood in a reef that remained for years, & where he brought his beautiful Southern Belle bride Jean for their honeymoon!

    What I remember most is being proud of his being on the Skipjack – a nuclear powered submarine, sense of humor, and his FANTASTIC, INFECTIOUS smile!! ‘Loved the “….couch potatoes” comment in his obit – pure Don!
    Lots of love,
    Cousin Tina M (Schrenk) Larson XO =:)

  19. Sad for your loss of a wonderful man. In memory here is a short story. When I was about 8 or 10, cousin Don visited with us at Middle Bass Island, Ohio while on leave from the Navy. He brought me a present, a reflector telescope. While we looked through it at the night sky he quietly said “Always look up and further than you think you can see”. His words are still with me today and now with you too.

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