Captain “Mike” Michael Price

June 19, 1964 - December 30, 2011
Captain “Mike” Michael Price

Captain Robert “Mike” Michael Price 47, of Wilmington passed away Friday December 30, 2011 at his home.

Mike was born in Wayne County on June 19, 1964 the son of James “Jim” Price of Wilmington and was preceded in death by his mother Carolyn Sutton Price. A 1983 graduate of New Hanover High School where he excelled in football and baseball, and was on the junior Olympic swim team at the YMCA, and was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing.

In addition to his father surviving are brother Keith Price and wife Jennifer, God son Chris Price sisters Joan Payne of Wilmington and Linda Schloemp and husband Michael of Raleigh. A number of nephews and cousins also survive, along with his animals Jaeger, Montana and Molly.

A funeral service will be conducted 12:00 Noon Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. The Reverend Margaret Hockett will officiate. Burial will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

The family will see friends from 11:00 AM until service time at the church, and at all other time at the home of his father Jim on Cardinal Drive.

The family would like memorials be made to New Hanover Humane Society 2405 N. 23rd Street Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • January 03, 2012
    Reggie Shropshire says:
    I worked with Mike for several years. He was one of the most genuinely charismatic people that I have ever known. He was an incredibly gracious host & I have great memories of gatherings at his home, boat rides & fishing trips. He was a "bigger than life" kind of guy & I am saddened he has left us so soon. To the Price family, my heart & prayers go out to you. If there is anything that I can do, please don't hesitate to ask. Mike is the type of guy that would do anything he could for his friends & I be glad to do anything I can do help his family during this difficult time.

  • January 03, 2012
    Clifton Owen says:
    The first time I ever went to the gulfstream fishing was with Captain Mike. This was over ten years ago. It also happens to be the first time I had sushi. Right out of the water. Mike’s love of offshore fishing spilled over on me and I believe I love it as much as he did. I will never forget “Big Mike”. I love him like a brother. My heart goes out to the family. Clifton

  • January 02, 2012
    Ken Oots says:
    I was really sad to hear about mike. I have such fond memories of Mike. We shared many laughs together at Noble on the football field. He was always ready for a joke or had one of his own to share. The world dimmed a bit with his passing.

  • January 02, 2012
    Bob & Barbara Gunter says:
    To Jim and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. God will lead you through the difficult times ahead. Just keep the faith.

  • January 02, 2012
    Bob Peters says:
    This saddens me to no end. Mike had the biggest heart. He would allow me to come and spend nights in his house while on business trips to Wilmington. This is truly a sad day and the world has lost one of its greatest people. My heart breaks today. prayers for his family.