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Calvin “Lee” Price

Calvin “Lee” Price, age 74, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at his home. A native of Spruce Pine, NC, Lee is a son of the late Banner Lee and Iona Christine (Canipe) Price.  He was of the Christian faith.  Lee was employed by Levi Strauss until his retirement when the factory closed.  He loved going to the flea market, trading and building fires.  In addition to his parents, Lee is preceded in death by his son: Benjamin Paul Price; grandson: Jared Oler; brother: Louie Price; sisters: Sherry Price and Geneva Rodifer; and his first wife: Linda Sue Price.

Calvin “Lee” Price leaves behind to cherish his memory: 

Wife of 27 years: Carole (Gouge) Price;

Son: Robert Price and wife, Sherry;

Daughters: Jessica Potter and husband, Wayne,

Jacqueline Hoyle and husband, Paul,

Elizabeth Arroyo and husband, Robert;

Grandchildren: Whitney, Heather, Britney and Ben;

Great-grandchildren: Emma and Colton;

Step-daughters: Janet, Darlene, Melissa and Donna;

Step-grandchildren: Jonathan, Kayla, Sydney, Jeremy, Morgan, J.T., Alora, Jessica, Autumn and Kaiti;

Numerous step-great-grandchildren;

Siblings: Elise Mae Thompson, Eva Debusk,  JoAnn Hammons, Cathy Wilson,  Margaret Wilson,  Jewel Peterson,  David Price, Verdia Campbell;

Half-sister: Pauline Holden;

Special brother-in-law: Everett Edwards.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will attend a private graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Valley Funeral Home to help cover expenses.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at or on our Facebook page at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Calvin “Lee” Price through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.