Chapmanville Town Councilman Estel Murray said last night that the town hall will be closed in respect to the death of Cory Price, the son of Chapmanville Mayor Jerry Price.
Cory Price died Monday night in St. Marys Hospital from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash at Phico.
Logan County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Sonya Porter said Cory Price was traveling southbound toward Logan on State Route 10 near Chafin's Branch Road at Phico when a car coming in the opposite direction lost control and veered into his path, causing the collision that took his life.
Cory Price was an employee of the Logan Emergency Ambulance Service Authority, where he performed swift water rescue and rope rescue. He also worked for Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. He was a member of the Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department and the Logan Fire Department and worked for the Logan Emergency Ambulance Service Association (LEASA) and Task Force 1. Cory Price was also a member of the First Church of Christ of Chapmanville.
"Cory was a very bright, young man," Logan County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Sonya Porter said Tuesday. "He was a good friend to everybody. He worked real hard and taught at the college. He will be missed."
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 12, at the First Church of Christ in Chapmanville with Chad Neil and Bill Runyon officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Pallbearers will be the Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Logan Fire Department and the Task Force 1.
Visitation will be from 6-10 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Freeman Funeral Home of Chapmanville is in charge of the arrangements.