Charles W. Price Jr., 73

Charles Price Jr.

Charles Price Jr.

BEAUFORT, S.C. — Charles Warren Price Jr. of Beaufort, S.C., and Bridgton, died May 29, 2014 in Columbia, S.C.

He was born in Miami, Fla., on Oct. 15, 1940, to Charles Warren Price Sr. and Margaret Robbins.

Warren grew up as an avid outdoorsman in the South Florida Ever-glades and Keys. He attended Miami Edison High School, where he played football. He was given a football scholarship to Virginia Polytechnic Institute to play quarterback, where he broke records and earned numerous awards. He was a member of the German Club and Delta Kappa Epsilon, graduating in 1963 with a BA in Business. He married Barbara Philips Price on March 11, 1963, in Ashville, N.C.

Warren joined the United States Navy, where he flew the E-1 and E-2. He was a Landing Signal Officer for his squadron aboard the carriers Essex and Lexington. He also played quarterback for the Navy Goshawks.

After leaving the Navy he was a pilot for Delta Airlines for 31 years. He flew the DC-9, the 727 and retired as a captain on the L1011 in 1999. Following retirement, Warren and Babs moved to Beaufort, S.C., where they purchased and operated Plums restaurant downtown.

Warren loved to be active and outdoors. He coached his sons in Pop Warner football, skied in the Maine winters, played tennis, handball and racquetball. He loved to fish and spearfish.  A true jack of all trades, he could build or repair anything and was especially proud of his woodworking, building beautiful pieces of furniture and taking great joy in giving them to family and friends.

Warren’s biggest passion was wild turkey hunting. He was a lifetime member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, always counting the days until turkey season began. He loved to plan and take trips with his “hunting buddies.” He considered attaining The Grand Slam, Royal Slam and World Slam of turkey hunting some of his greatest accomplishments in life.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara “Babs” Price; daughter, Robin Ragland Price; sons, Lantz Philips Price, and Brett Warren Price and his wife, Stacey Brackett Price; grandchildren, Taelor Philips Rubin, Sydney Haden Rubin, Tanner Warren Price, Haley Ragland Price, Hayden Charlotte Price and Grayson Rhodes Price; as well as three stepsisters. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Evan Warren Price.

A Celebration of Warren’s life will be held for family and friends at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014, at his home on Sunset Bluff in Beaufort. Shives Funeral Home of Columbia is assisting the family. Memories and condolences may be shared at

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Coalition of Beaufort County Parkinson’s Group, 123 Coosaw River Drive, Beaufort, SC 29907; The National Wild Turkey Federation, PO Box 530, Edgefield, SC 29824; or to The First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort, 1201 North Street, Beaufort, S.C. 29902.

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