Cory "Bird" Price was an outstanding young man and was a well loved public servant in Logan County who had found his calling in the first responder community. He was always ready to help anyone in need. He will be truly missed by everyone. He was an employee of the Logan Emergency Ambulance Service Authority (LEASA) as an EMT, where he performed swift water rescue and rope rescue. He also worked for Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College and Task Force 1 and he was a member of the Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department and the Logan Fire Department.
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 located on US Route 119 off Corridor G at the Old Logan Road Exit. The funeral procession will begin at the First Church of Christ in Chapmanville and end at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 6-10 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Parts of WV Route 10 in the town of Chapmanville and parts of the Old Logan Road will be closed during that time. Traffic will be temporally stopped on US Rt 119 to allow the funeral procession to safely turn onto Old Logan Road.
On behalf of Cory's parents, Mayor Jerry and Marlene Price. and his sister, Amanda Price, they want to express their gratitude for the outpour of everyone's compassion and support they have received during their time of loss and how much they really appreciate Senator Joe Manchin for taking the time to call and give his condolences.
Mayor Price, his wife, and daughter cannot express to the local first responders and law enforcement on how much they appreciate everything they did for Cory during his time of need. They have seen how hard it has been not just on their own family, but on Cory's other families, being the Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department, the Logan Fire Department, LEASA, and Task Force 1.
They are truly grateful for everything Dr. Robbie Long, Dr. Cisco and the LRMC ER staff did for Cory and getting him to St. Mary's Hospital and for everything City of Logan did on making sure the Critical Care Unit crew was able to get Cory straight to St. Mary's Hospital by providing an escort and contacting other authorities for assistance in Cory's care and transport. Mayor Noletti of the City of Logan and Amber Viars played a huge role in getting this done.
When they arrived at St. Mary's Hospital they were met by Mayor Kim Wolfe of the City of Huntington along with Fire Chief C. Creig Moore and Lt. Ray Canafax of the Huntington Fire Department. Mayor Wolfe stayed with the Price family the entire time Cory was being treated and he went the extra mile to make sure they knew what was going on with their son and had accommodations made for the numerous numbers of family, friends, and co-workers that had arrived at St. Mary's Hospital. Fire Chief Moore and Lt. Canafax also assisted by counseling the ambulance crew that had brought Cory in, since the crew was Cory's co-workers, as well as others.
Mayor Price appreciates the efforts that are currently underway for Cory's funeral service and procession by the Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department. Logan Fire Dept., Chapmanville Police Department, Logan County Sheriff's Department, WV State Police, LEASA, Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority, and Task Force 1. A lot of other agencies have stepped up to help out, such as Man Fire Department, Harts Fire Department, Logan City Police Department, Boone County Sheriff's Department, as well as other ambulance organizations to allow Cory's co-workers, friends, and family to attend the funeral and to remember and honor Cory.
Mayor Price said that August 8, 2011 was the day that everyone became a family. They never knew just how much Cory was loved and admired by his co-workers and friends.
The Price family requests that in lieu of sending flowers that you please make a donation to either the Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department or the Logan Fire Department in honor of their son, Cory Price.
The funeral procession will begin at the First Church of Christ in Chapmanville and end at Highland Memory Gardens.
Funeral Procession Street Closures
—(Route from the First Church of Christ in Chapmanville to Highland Memory Garden) Garnett Avenue to Tracy Vickers Avenue
—Tracy Vickers Avenue to Hartford St (By Chapmanville Vol. Fire Dept.)
—Hartford St to Main Street (WV Rt 10 North)
—Main Street (W Rt 10 North) to Southbound US 119 Entrance Ramp Southbound US Rt 119 Entrance Ramp to US Rt 119 South US Rt 119 South to Old Logan Road Old Logan Road to Highland Memory Gardens.
—Due to the amount of first responders, family and friends planning to attend Cory's service at Highland Memory Garden the entire Old Logan Road from Pecks Mill to US Rt 119 will be closed from approximately 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Law enforcement will be posted on Old Logan
—Road for traffic control during this time to assist the residences with getting in and out to their homes as well as assisting the emergency responders, family and friends attending services at Highland Memory Garden. Logan County Board of Education is assisting law enforcement by providing school buses to help transport persons attending the service. The Logan County Sheriff's Department and West Virginia State Police want to advise motorists to take alternate routes and expect traffic delays in the area around this time.