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Jimmie Lilbourne “J.L.” Price

Jimmie Lilbourne “J.L.” Price

Funeral services for Jimmie Lilbourne “J.L.” Price, 101, of Levelland, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 8, at College Avenue Baptist Church.
Interment will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Krestridge Funeral Home.
He passed away April 3, 2022.
Jimmie was born May 17, 1920, to W.E. and Lizzie Price, in El Dorado, Arkansas.
His family moved to Texas when he was six years old.
Jimmie graduated from Pettit High School and attended Draughon’s Business College.
He worked for the Hockley County Tax Office of Levelland.
Jimmie was inducted into the United States Army December 3, 1941, and served on the Island of Saipan. He was discharged November 29, 1945, with the rank of Sergeant.
Jimmie met Selma Keen and they married May 30, 1948.
He decided to go from the tax office to the farm with his brother-in-law, Johnnie Keen. They farmed together for many years.
Together, Selma and Jimmie raised six children on the farm in Pettit. She preceded him in death in 1987.
Jimmie met Jo Ann Gresham and they were married in 1989. Joining together their families to have a total of nine children.
Their delight was attending the events of their children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren, whether it was a ball game, stock show, play, wedding or holiday event.
Traveling was their joy. They went on many adventures here and abroad. They loved going to South Padre Island and to the mountains of Ruidoso.
Jimmie is survived by their children: Frances (Kenny) Coats, Glenda (David) Gibson, Ricky (Deborah) Price, Dennis (Monica) Price, Becky (Tim) Cook, Beth (Steve) Gwinn and Darrell (Linda) Gresham; 29 grandchildren; 60 great- grandchildren; 13 great-great- grandchildren; and a host of relatives.
He was preceded in death by his former wife, Selma Price; his wife, Jo Ann Price; a son, Randy Price; a daughter, Mary Lynn Sherley; a granddaughter-in-law, Linda Price; three brothers: Woodrow Price, Bussie Price and Thomas Price; a sister, Willie Mae Welch; and his parents.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to College Avenue Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home, 806-897-1111.


  1. Kathy Hunnicutt Sanders on April 6, 2022 at 7:44 am

    The Lord gave this Godly man a blessed and long life. I am thankful for the sweet memories I have of the years at Pettit Missionary Baptist Church where Jimmie and Selma and their children, Jay & Nora Bryant, the Padgett, and Bill and Huston Hunnicutt & their 3 kids and others all worshiped, sang and fellowshipped together as Christ’s family. We still have that love and family feeling that began so many years ago. We will meet each other in sweet fellowship again some glorious day!

  2. David and Deb H McIntire on April 6, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    We were so honored to know your father. He was a truly wonderful man who will live on in our memories forever. Please accept our condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayer are that the Lord will bless and comfort you now and in the days ahead.

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