Thomas “Tom” M. Price, age 75, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at his home in Concordia, KS surrounded by his family. He was born on December 23, 1946 in Concordia, KS to Keith M. & Hazel G. (Sterling) Price.
Tom graduated from Concordia High School in 1964. He attended a semester at Cloud County before enlisting in the US Navy and served his country for 3 years and 9 months as a Navy Corpsman. He served a tour in Vietnam assisting the US Marines as medical ground support. He was a recipient of a Purple Heart and the Navy Commendation with V device.
Tom married Diane Brunell on October 5, 1968 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kansas City, MO. They have been married for 53 years. Tom worked as an X-Ray technician for the St. Joseph Hospital in Concordia, KS for 28 years and later served as a rural mail carrier in Belleville, KS for 15 years and 7 months.
Tom was an avid golfer and was a member of the Concordia Country Club, American Legion Golf Course and then Concordia Golf & Wellness where he played on Men’s Night and with Diane for Friday Scotch Foursomes. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #76, VFW Post #588 and later Clyde VFW Post #7515.
He is survived by his wife, Diane, Concordia, KS; sons, Ryan Price (Kris), Concordia, KS & Rob Price (Sheri), Johnstown, CO; granddaughters, Kacie Price, Concordia, KS & Brynn & Jules Price, Johnstown, CO; sister, Karen Huffman (Hershel), Salina, KS and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded by his parents; brothers, Norman & Richard Price & sisters, Donna Buck, Bonnie Yount & Diann Mason.
Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia, KS with Fr. David Metz officiating. Burial will follow at St. Concordia Cemetery, Concordia, KS with military honors conducted by the US Navy and American Legion Post #76. Visitation will be 1-8 pm with a Rosary at 6 pm and the family greeting friends after the rosary all at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia, KS. The family suggests memorials to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church or Catholic Charities all in care of the funeral home. For online condolences please visit www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, 325 W. 6th St., PO Box 606, Concordia, KS, 66901 is in charge of arrangements.