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Dorval Welman Price, 80, Greensburg, KY (1940-2020)

On the afternoon of October 7th, 2020, Dorval Welman Price of Greensburg departed this life at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 80 years of age.

No public services will be held. A private celebration of life will be held by the family.

Dorval was born in the Grab community of Green County to Daniel Washington Price and Gladys Simpson Price on February 21, 1940.

At the age of 17 he enlisted in the U.S.Navy where he served his country honorably as a photographic interpreter on highly classified missions. A P2V plane accident off the coast of Scotland ended his military career.

He lived his life fully beginning early in life with adventures as varied as a deck mate on the steamship Avalon, enlisting in the Navy, and working in the oil fields in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. He spent a long career in the auto repair business, beginning as the service and parts manager at Theiss Chevrolet in Greensburg, then at Lyon Beard Chevrolet in Campbellsville, Ky. He then became a businessman in Campbellsville, where he owned and operated Campbellsville Motors, Campbellsville Gulf service station, and a body shop and tire store. He also operated a household moving service, Campbellsville Movers, and was an insurance adjuster, owning Wilson Adjustment Service. Throughout his various careers he was a lifetime farmer at heart, growing tobacco on his farm near Thurlow and after retirement he also enjoyed raising cattle. Dorval was an avid historian and interested in the genealogy of his family. His love of his ancestral home in Virginia, Mulberry Hill, and his support of the foundation for preservation efforts became a passion.

Dorval was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Washington Price, his mother Gladys Simpson Wright, and two brothers, Cornelius (Tracy) Price and Garland Russell.

He is survived by his life partner Susan Pennington and his two sons, Travis (Martha) of Campbellsville and Rhett (Becky) of Greensburg, 3 grand children, Cierra Bloyd (Cody) of Greensburg, Hannah Despain (Elliott) of Campbellsville and Rachel Price of Lexington, step grandaughter Rhiannon Lowe (Quinn) of Greensburg, a great granddaughter, Daisy May Bloyd, and three step great grandchildren Lemmy, Luxy and Creek McQueary. Also survived by his beloved dogs, Ernie and Speedy.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to The Historic Staunton River Foundation in Randolph, Virginia:
Historic Staunton River Foundation
PO Box 1
Randolph, Va 23962
L.R. Petty Funeral Home in Campbellsville in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Dorval Welman Price, 80, Greensburg, KY (1940-2020)

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