Samuel Darby Price

Samuel Darby Price

Death 13 Jan 2018
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 186660511 · View Source
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Samuel Darby Price passed away early Saturday morning at Frederick Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with complications from diabetes. Darby was the son of Ida Lutz Jones Price Brown of Frederick, MD and the late Lawrence Hilton Price, Jr.

After graduating from Poolesville High School in 1972, Darby went to work for the Hiltons in Barnesville and started his career in well drilling. He continued to drill for many years, attaining the level of Certified Master Driller. Not only could Darby drill a well, but he could also tell you where after using his divining rods.

Darby could often be seen in his red suit during the holiday season helping Santa bring cheer and joy to adults and children alike. To those that knew Darby bringing cheer and joy to all was not just a seasonal occupation but a core belief that he practiced throughout his life.

Darby enjoyed the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting; fishing; tending his garden, his irises and his tomatoes; and tooling around in his ‘95 Jeep.

Darby was a founding member of the Miller Lite Brigade and Concrete Pig Off-road with Chris Parsley. CPO recently helped restore his Jeep to like-new condition.

In addition to his mother, Darby is survived by his siblings Skip and Virginia Price, Jane and Jim Parsley, Mike and Kathy Price, Jack and Joyce Price, Betsy and John Lynch, William Price and Cherry Barr, Ed and Kathy Price, and Vince and DeEtte Price. Darby had two children, Sam and Denise, three grandchildren Brittney and Cameran and Domonick, and one great grandchild, Derek. Darby is also survived by a brother-in-law, Bob Rickettson, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and innumerable people whose lives he touched. Darby was married three times to Laurie, Marjory and Beth.

He was preceded in death by his step- father R.P. Brown, one sister, Sue Rickettson and one nephew, Andy Parsley.

The family will receive on Friday January 19th from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where a celebration of life will be held on Saturday January 20th at 11 AM. A reception at St Peter’s Church in Poolesville, MD will follow.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Diabetes Association (

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  • Created by: Glenn Wallace
  • Added: 15 Jan 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 186660511
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