Edgar Thurston Price

Edgar Thurston Price

November 4, 2022, 86, Goldsboro –

Edgar Thurston Price, 86, faithfully responded to his final call to his eternal home on Friday, November 4, 2022. He was born in Wayne County on December 26, 1935, to the late Edgar H. Price, Jr. and Florence Keel Price. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Minnie Dawson, and brother, Wayne Price.

Always dedicated to the members of his community, Thurston retired as a Fire Engineer from the Goldsboro Fire Department after 30 years of service. He also served twelve years with the Goldsboro Rescue Squad. Committed to the service of others above self, Thurston took pride in his work and was faithful throughout his career.

Worship of his Lord took precedence in Thurston’s life. For many years, he exhibited his faith as a member of Woods Grove Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church. In later years, he became a member of the United in Christ Church where he continued in faithful worship.

Married for 65 years to his dear wife, Betty, the two could most often be found hand-in-hand. They did everything together and were true life partners. Raising their children and spoiling their grands, Thurston was dedicated to being the best husband, daddy, and papa. Each member of his family was important to him and he was so grateful for the love each extended to him in return.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 6, 2022, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Thurston’s life at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel. Interment will be on Monday, November 7, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with fireman honors.

Thurston is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Jones Price; son, Edgar Cleveland “Eddie” Price, and wife, Renee of Goldsboro; daughter, Robin Price Thaxton and husband, Robert of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Kelly Mercer, Madison Haynes, and husband, Zach, Ethan H. Price, and Travis Thaxton; and was anticipating the birth of his great-granddaughter in February.

Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.