Gordy William Price

Born: Mon., Jun. 13, 1949
Died: Sun., Aug. 23, 2009

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Gordy William Price, 60, 117 Magnolia St., Celina, Ohio formerly of Sidney, Ohio died at his residence on Sunday, August 23, 2009. He was born June 13, 1949 in Sidney, Ohio the son of Donald Jack and Roselyn (Ross) Price and they preceded him in death. He is survived by two children, Gordy Price II and wife Jamie of Chicago, Illinois and Shea Jutras of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Ross Price of Daytona Beach, Florida and Don Price of Sidney, Ohio and one sister, Mary Price of Sidney, Ohio. He was a 1967 graduate of Sidney High School and a 1971 graduate of Urbana College, Urbana, Ohio. He was a psychology major. Mr. Price was a very popular radio star in the Sidney area for years. He had worked at WMVR Radio in Sidney and also for Channel 13. He introduced the country music stars at the Country Councert in Newport, Ohio for years and was an emcee for the popular country music festival. He had the honor of introducing President Ronald Reagan in 1984 when Reagan visited Sidney. Price had also worked at Dayton WING with Steve Kirk and for ABC News in Chicago with Mark Giangreco. Also worked at T102 in Lima, Ohio and Bellefontaine radio station WTOO and had worked at WIMT-FM radio in Lima for 20 years. Through the years, Price earned a reputation for his good-natured on-air patter and a genuine enthusiasm for his listeners. Price had socred some of the region's highest radio ratings. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 28, 2009 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney, Ohio. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Thursday, August 27, 2009 from 3-9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Lehman High School, Music Program, 2400 St. Mary's Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

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To The Family of Gordy My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I worked with Gordy for many years and we recently had gotten in contact after 23 years. He was one of a kind with his wit, charm, kindness and smile. He will dearly be missed but not forgotten. He now has a new audience in the Heavens.



A 1967 classmate

Gordy, Too young to leave us.


Love you man...your headed to the promised land!

Keith Downey

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Gordy. I first met Gordy through Jerrolds clothing store many years ago. Later, I had the pleasure of working with Gordy at WTOO in Bellefontaine. He was quite an extrodinary man. It was impossible to not like Gordy. I'm honored to call him a friend.


Gordy will be missed by many people. He was so kind and sweet to everyone. Growing up on Hillcrest Ct. with Gordy has given me many special memories. Please accept my condolences.

A true fan

Our family sends their deepest sympathy to you,he was such a great guy he truly loved people and life!! T-102 never ever was the same without him, I sure hope he knew how many peoples lives he touched on the radio. God Bless You Gordy!


i can't believe gordy is gone. i have many fond memories of him esp when dominos in sidney opened and he autographed my frisbee. i thought that he was the coolest man ever. he will be missed. rip gordy

A Dedicated Gordy Fan

Gordy was the reason i listened to T102-when he left, i quit listening. You will be so missed my friend.


Gordy You will be missed by all that knew you. I remember listening to you when you were on WMVR and T-102. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

long time fan in celina

I will never forget Gordy and the days he was with Rollin' Radio. I met him when I was in high school and thought he was the biggest flirt I've ever met! I was just thinking of him the other day and am shocked at his passing! Rest in peace, Gordy!!!

Jan Black

To Gordy's family: Gordy was only my neighbor for a short time but we really got know each other. He was great fun to talk to and listening to his radio stories were fantastic. I will miss him as a neighbor. Jan Black, Kris and Mike Durnell 119 Magnolia St. Celina, OH 45822

Connie Gross Cotner

Dear Price Family, Although I am not able to come to express my deepest sympathy to you in person, I wanted to let you know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. Gordy was a wonderful, loving, fun, creative person. I have so many great memories of time spent in the Price household. I know he will be greatly missed, and I pray that God will give you comfort in the knowledge that he is with his Lord and Savior. God Bless you all, Connie

Sandy Siehl

To Gordy's Family, What a smile! I remember Gordy from school days. So friendly and so much fun! It was wonderful to see him at our class reunion 2 years ago at this very time in August. I pray he is at peace and that his family knows how special he will always be to his Sidney High School friends. With Sympathy, Sandy Siehl

Steve Martz

I will miss you Gordy. I remember well the house on Park St., your mom and dad and all the good times we had over the years. Rest in Peace

Adam Calvert

My name is Adam Calvert. Thinking of Gordys family at this time. I am 17 years old and met Gordy when I was a singer at the age of 9. He was always there to support me when I would visit the Lima area and always looked forward to the man that would take the time with a little kid. He believed in me and I didn't get the chance to tell him of my new adventure. Being accepted into School of Creative and Performing Arts in Cincy. and being a part of MTV Taking The Stage. I didn't know how to reach him the past year or so. He always believed I would make it in country music and was someone I looked up to. Always had a smile and great personality and was friendly to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with Gordys family. I will miss him.

Duane Mullen

Over miles, years, and laughter, Gordy was ever a friend. No man is ever gone so long as he is not forgotten. I trust that Gordy will be with us always. Bub

kelly (martz) mcmillan

I graduated with Gordy and talked with him at our last reunion. His mother was my godmother. I am very sorry to hear this sad news and everyone who knew him has my deepest sympathy. I grieve his loss.

Linda (Kempfer) Gephart

Ross, Don and Mary: I was very sorry to hear of Gordy's death. He was a true friend from the days at Sidney High to the present. He always had a smile on his face and a warm heart. He will be greatly missed.

A Forever and Loving Friend !

Gordy,I still hold you in my heart,with all the great fun and laughter we shared together.My heart will always feel the happiness you put in it through all the years listing to you on American CountryT-102. You were one of a kind personality and the Best ! Your friend,"The Western Girl".

Tony Barhorst

Gordy had great enthusiasm for life..He lived life to it's fullest. His voice will be missed. The radio airwaves were not as much fun when he left. Rest In Peace my friend.

Robin Palmer

I am sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. I had the pleasure of working with him for more than 20 years.

Donna Stewart Battista

Gordy was one of those unforgettable guys. Always dressed "very cool" and kind to everyone. He is as close as our hearts and memories. Best to the family, Donna

lilly driver

i,am lilly driver of lafayette,ohio. gordy price is a americam hero in my book. i,am sorry for your lost. may god bless you,and keep his arms around you. i,ve a listener of t102 for awhile, i,am still am. gordy made me smile,and made laugh, i won,t for get that. god bless you all, lilly,i,am a friend of margrett,and her family at the rose shop.

Beth Garwood

My deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Gordy. His was Truely one of the greatest voices in the world, and a sweet man. I grew up listening to him on WTOO and T102. He always spoke like he was talking directly to me. And you just know he was. He cared so much about every listener he had, even if he had never met any of us. He is a legend, a God of Radio, and will be so deeply missed by his fans. All my love and prayers to the family.

Marsha Harp, Jennifer and Chris Stalk

We have listened to Gordy on the radio for many many years. We enjoyed his program. Our condolences are sent to the family.

Aaron and Jody "Matthews" Molaski

In this business, you come across some personalities that are "unique" to put it mildly. Well, "The Price Device" took it to a whole new level. You could always count on him making you laugh at any given moment. It was an honor for both of us to work with him. I will never forget my "High school graduation present" that him and I both shared one night while he was on the air and I was on next after him. My wife grew up listening to Gordy, and then getting to work with him was such a treat to get to know the person behind the mic for her. Gordy was larger than life in every sense of the word, Lima radio will never be the same. Until we meet again...Size Em Up

Patty (Deal) Cagle

Mary and Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. It is never easy to lose those that we love, Remember the good times and find peace and love in the memories that you have. His life on earth was temporary, but his life in Heaven is Eternal.

Dody Bowman

Ross, Donny, and Mary, It has been many years and many more miles, but I'll never forget that laugh and fun loving smile of Gordy's. What a sweetheart! I still remember all of us as kids. Yours is one of those unforgetable familes who share the common bond of growing up in the same small town. What fun we had. My heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jean Smalley

To Gordy's Family Gordy was my neighbor for a short time. He will be missed. My sympathy and prayers. Jean Smalley 115 Magnolia St. Celina, OH 458a22

Ida (Alexander) Bodiker

I have known this guy for many many years and even though I have left the "good ole Sidney area" I still often remember those that have helped make the best memories over those years and I would have to say that Gordy Price was very much one of those friends you never seem to forget no matter where you are. Prayers and thoughts with his family and friends. He will be missed and may the music play on in his new home. Don and Ida (Alexander) Bodiker, Beaufort, SC

Polly(Griffis) and Daniel Boone

God bless you all in this time of trial. We will remember our friend fondly.

Donna Dugan Jackson

Dear Price Family, Please accept my condolences for your great loss. I became friends with Gordy when we worked together at WMVR in the early 1980s. We shared the unforgettable Ronald Reagan experience. I will remember his warm nature and that unmistakable voice. I am sad to hear of his passing. Sincerely, Donna

A 80's Girl

Thanks for always playing "Jack and Diane" for me when I was young! People would be so excited when they could get through to you on the phone! Thanks for the childhood memories!

Rose Faulder

Mary and family I was very sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in my prays.

Casey Lier

It ain't fair. Gordy was one of the energy sources that was going to keep us young forever. Well, his vibe will be fealt for a long time. I called him "By-Golly Gordy", (after Gene Berry, of course), as for me he simply came to mean 'radio'. Rock on! Fond regards to his family and friends; most of whom we shared. CASEY

Sonia Haggerty

I worked with Gordy. And one who I shared a birthday with. I can't remember when Gordy didn't have a smile on his face. He would always make you feel yourself smiling right back. And of course a good joke a time or two!! He truly will always have a place in my heart. I will truly miss him. I can still hear him say: Hi, I'm Gordy Price!


I send heartfelt prayers to the Price family and all who were close to Gordy. I listened to him for 18? years and NEVER got tired of listening to his show. He was definitely one of a kind and will be greatly missed! May God's peace be with you all at this time.

A WMVR Friend from the 70's

We've all looked back on our lives and thought about those few people from our past that we'd give anything to see decades later. Gordy is one of those UNFORGETTABLE people who touched my life for a brief but so very memorable time. After decades of not having contact, I was blessed to share an e-mail and conversation with him a few months ago. I am so happy to have had that opportunity. Today, I'm stunned to hear of his passing and extend my hearthfelt sympathy to the Price family.

Mark Utz(Slapdaddy)

Gordy Price(who touched every life with a Wonderful Feeling) To all his family,may God shine a light every moment& every second of the day,to remind YOU that he his smiling down on all of YOU from the Heavens above;0) Gordy and i knew eachother for 20 yrs plus and we always talked about how much God, his mamma , his children& most of all all of his friends meant to him.My most memorable moment was when Carpy,Gordy and myself were live on the air at T-102 and we all sang the laughing song which we all couldn't finish because are stomachs were hurting so bad from laughing so hard... I love you always Gordy(you always reminded me so much of my Favorite uncle Joe) God Bless You All (EXPLOIT,SLAPDADDY and JACOB)

Joe Smith (Jay Thomas)

You know, looking back on when I first met Gordy Price, it was sort of strange in a way. Very rarely (as I have found throughout the years) will you ever meet someone who is the same off the air as they were on, but he was. In 2000, I first met Gordy when I was brought in to get a tour of the Clear Channel-Lima building on Market Street by a friend who worked there at the time (ironically, I was working for the competition at the time, so that made it all the more daring in a way). I met him just briefly then, and he seemed like a really nice, down-to-earth guy. Then, a couple years later, I became employed through Clear Channel, and began working with Gordy. Beginning to explain what it was like to work with that man is really in-explainable. He brought a whole new life to being an on-air talent for me. He made me really understand that it's "OK" to stand out and be different from everyone else on the country format, and it's a practice that I took with me when I left there to go work for Froggy 93 (the competitor to T-102 ironically) in early 2006. I can not tell you how often I would get into hot water for something I did on the air (or something I did off the air for that matter), but I had so much fun doing the country format when I did during that time...and to be honest, I have Gordy Price to thank. He made doing Country radio "cool" for me. Needless to say, everything I learned from him that I used at Froggy really did "size 'em up" for me (inside joke). I have many, many more things I could say about him, but I don't want to take up the whole board, so I'll just say this much and be off. Gordy Price was one-of-a-kind...truly. He was a guy that, from the moment you met him, you never forgot him. I grew up listening to him from as far back as I could remember, and was almost in awe of that man when I finally had the chance to work with him. I learned a lot from him, and that's something that I'll never forget. I wish I was able to make it into Sidney for the funeral, but unfortunantly, am not able to due to various reasons...but, I'm sure I share the same feelings as everyone else in that room will by saying, "he will be missed"! - JOE SMITH (Jay Thomas) (08/28/2009) P.S. - Size 'em up!

Ted Calvert

It was a joy to have known Gordy.

Bill and Sharon Cron

I'm sorry that we can't make it down to Sidney for Gordy's funeral, as class conflicts at school prevent it. However, I just want to say how saddened we were at hearing of Gordy's death. He was such a fun loving guy and I have always had fond memories of the time I spent in Sidney with Gordy and the Price family. He will be missed. Bill Cron

Pam Calvert

We got excited when we would visit the Lima area and hear Gordy on the radio. We would stop sometimes to visit him at the radio station or on one of the remotes . Sometimes you meet someone and its like you have known them for years and Gordy was one of those people.

Phil Austin

We'll miss ya buddy. I've got my Budweiser high in the air. SALUTE and Size 'em up!

Jim Linthicum

You will be missed Gordy....the best radio DJ in Sidney and Lima and the most positive one. My prayers go with you for your repose. It was an honor working with you many years ago...you will inspire more broadcasters in the years to come with your positive mental attitude and genuine love for people and music. Your sign-off line will live forever and help spread much needed happiness in this wicked world: "Keep livin'....and keep on lovin'"

Debra Stuckey (Alexander)

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. In my mind I will always remember that big smile and shining personality. Gordy was always meant to be a star, now when I look up into the sky and see the twinkle I will think of the "Rocket Man." May peace be with you.

Ron Emrich

To Gordy's Family and Friends: I am so sorry to learn of Gordy's passing. I have known him since I was a freshman in high school. He was always ready with a smile and a laugh. You have my sincere sympathy and prayers for peace and understanding. Gordy is already missed by many.

Kelly Greene

My thoughts and prayers are with Gordy's family. It was a sad day when I learned that my all time FAVORITE DJ had passed away at such a young age. He was the greatest in my book!! I listened to him when he dj'd in Bellefontaine where I'm from and I always listened to T-102 everyday, because it made my day to listen to him laugh. I really haven't listened to T-102 since they took him off the air. As far as I'm concerned it was never the same without Gordy. He will be missed sooooo much. He will be a wonderful Angel in heaven now.

Renate Delzeith

Gordy lived next to Dairy Cone, where I worked. It was always a pleasure to see him. The girls who work the front and I were very saddened to hear of Gordy's passing. Please accept my condolences. It was a pleasure to hear Gordy's voice on the phone when he would call to place an order and he would call me by name. My daughtor and I always loved to listen to him on the radio. He came into Robert's Town Tavern one time when my dauthor was there visiting me while I was working. I told her I could introduce her to him, and she could not believe me. When I introduced her and my granddaughter to him, she was instantly pleased. Gordy was loved by all and will be sadly missed. We will always remember and love you, Gordy.Thank you for all the good times you gave us.

Barb and Tom

I would like to send my condolences to the family and friends of Gordy. I think this thought in John 11:20-27 will bring you hope and comfort.

Christy (Knasel) Tangeman

I was so sorry to learn of Gordy's passing. Even though you probably don't remember me, your family had a huge part in my life while I was growing up. I have thought of you often, even tho we lost track of your family over the years. May God give you comfort and peace that only He can give at this time of your loss.

Cindy Borland

Bump and Shea - I think of you often, and I am very sorry on the passing of your father. He was a good man.

Steve Rumpler

I grew up with Gordy and had many great times with his family, he will be truly missed.I wish the best to his family through this troubled time. God bless you all. Steve Rumpler

Lysa Lyn

I am truly saddened. One minute turns into another and before you know it another year has passed. I thought of Gordy and went online to find and reach out to him. I'm shocked to hear that he passed so long ago. Gordy touched my life in the early 90's when I needed a friend....a young girl from a small town trying to find my place in this world. He was my friend and mentor. Many long conversations, laughs and more....I will forever cherish those days my friend!

Robin Jutras
   Posted Thu June 07, 2018
I love you Gordy You gave me 24 yrs of a career with you and left me with our angel Shea Jutras Price!! you were my best friend you always took care of us and you loved my son Anthony Mickey. you taught him his first word you picked him up and took him outside and showed him the moon!! Moon was his first word!!hahaha and you had so many friends people loved you. what a life I miss you I need you Your grandson Jackson is already on the microphone playing the piano and introduces himself to everyone he doesnt know a stranger he loves everyone just like you If you were here now i would never leave you. Miss you so much. your birthday is coming up and i cant stop thinking of you. love you thank you for everything my friend.