Thomas L. Price (1938-2017)

Thomas L. Price
April 20, 1938 – May 26, 2017 

Thomas L. Price, 79, born April 20, 1938 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away on May 26, 2017 in Swansea, IL.

Mr. Price was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country during the Cuban missile crisis. He attended the First Baptist Church in O’Fallon, IL. Tom retired after more than 50 dedicated years as a Lithographer. Always known as a hard worker, his passion and love for music filled his free-time. More than anything else, his love and care for his family always came first.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas L. and Ruth Marie, nee Smith, Price; 3 brothers, Bobby Price, Harold Price, and Jerry Price; a sister, Carolyn Yvonne Ceto; and 2 brothers-in-law, John Ceto and Bill Tite.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jennie, nee Cumberland, Price; a son, Thomas (Mary Kopff) Price; a daughter, Patti (Steve) Sexauer; 3 grandchildren, Thomas “T.J.” Price, Lauren Marie Sexauer, and John Thomas “Jack” Sexauer; a sister, Joan Marie Tite; 2 sisters-in-law, Ethel Price and Phyllis Price; as well as many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

The family wishes to offer their sincerest gratitude to everyone at Heartland Hospice and Mercy Rehab and Care Center, especially “D”. A special heartfelt thank you is also extended to Guillermo Rodriguez, MD and the entire staff at Illinois Oncology.

Memorials are requested to Heartland Hospice, 333 Salem Place #165, Fairview Heights, IL 62208. Condolences may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 N. Illinois, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.

Funeral: Services will be held at 11 am on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Lake View funeral Home with Pastor Billy Price officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.