Douglas William Price was born December 8, 1945 in Tacoma, Washington. The youngest of Ken and Irene Price’s four children, Doug was a spitfire from a young age. As a child growing up on the Price Dairy Farm in Port Orchard, he spent his days causing shenanigans and getting black eyes during the family sparring matches on Sunday afternoons.
Doug attended South Kitsap schools and was heavily involved in sports. He also had an affinity for fast cars and motorcycles, racing both for much of his life. A fierce competitor, you could count on seeing him on the sidelines of any of his children’s, or grandchildren’s games, to give a ref a piece of his mind.
Doug was meticulous and valued hard work. He retired from Ecolab, Inc. where, through commitment and dedication, he had been promoted through the ranks and was a well-respected member of the upper management team.
Doug always liked to travel. He gravitated to warm, tropical areas, but one could also find him at his cabin in Alaska, usually knocking someone out of the way to get to the pole with a fish on it! Doug spent countless hours riding his Harley across the Western United States with some of his most treasured pals. Trips on his Harley were definitely something he lived for.
Family and friends were of the utmost importance to Doug. He always made efforts to reach out and spend time with them. He was generous with his advice, time, and resources. There was never a line between blood and water and his friends were truly his family as well. He had the most amazing support system from his life-long friends. Through years and years of times of need, they were always there for each other.
Doug passed away at home on March 12th surrounded by his wife and children.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Irene Price and siblings Robert Price, Donald Price and Betty Price. He is survived by his wife, Nany Price; Children, Jeff (Donna) Price, Joan Barry, Jolene (Clay) Nannini; Step-Children, Rony (Renee) Brown, Farah Brown (Jah Lofton), Michael (LeRin) Brown; 16 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews that he adored.
A private family interment will be held March 27th. A celebration of life will be held this summer at a later date.
Doug was a dedicated supporter of Military Veterans and requested that in lieu of flowers consideration may be given to contribute to a Veteran’s organization of your choice. He also was an advocate for the second amendment and the National Rifle Association.
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