Truman Price, 98, of Centralia, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019, at Nature Trail Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Truman worked at Illinois Central Railroad for two years until he was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. He was placed in the 722’nd ROB (Railway Operation Battalion) that hauled troops and supplies to the front and would also bring back German prisoners. After World War II he went back to work at Illinois Central and Amtrak until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Centralia. Truman was also a member of the Centralia V.F.W. Post-2055, Centralia American Legion Post 446, Centralia Elks Lodge 493 and Centralia Masonic Lodge 201.
Funeral Service for Truman Price will be held Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 11:00 AM at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia with Tommy Henegar officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia. Military Honors will be accorded at the gravesite by the Centralia American Legion Post 446 and Centralia V.F.W. Post-2055. Visitation will be held Wednesday morning from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Hillcrest Memorial Park Care Fund and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, (618)532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Price Family. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com
He was born March 7, 1921, in Griffin, Indiana, son of Clarence L. Price and Arvilla (Conner) Price. Truman married Patricia McRoy on September 25, 1978, and she preceded him in death on July 13, 2019.
Truman is survived by two nieces: Shirley Taylor of Montana, Roberta Cooley of Montana, and several additional nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, five brothers: Ernest Price, Robert Price, Delbert Price, Lawrence Price, and Lester Price, who was killed in 1925 when a Tornado went through Griffin, Indiana, and two sisters: Estelle Price and Permelia Price.