Ray Allen "AP" Price

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January 18, 1939 ~ September 29, 2023

Born in: Muskegon, Michigan
Resided in: Sorento, Illinois

Ray Allen “AP” Price, 84, of Sorento, passed away at 9:55 a.m. on Friday, September 29, 2023, at Staunton Health & Rehab Center.

Allen was born January 18, 1939, in Muskegon, MI, the son of Kenneth and Abbie (Miller) Price.  He graduated from Hillsboro High School with the Class of 1957 and went to serve his country in the United States Air Force.  Upon his honorable discharge, he worked for several years in construction, assisting with the building of Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro.  Allen went on to work for the State of Illinois Driver’s License Division for several years, before retiring from the Department of Transportation.

Allen married Delores Dorine “Dodie” Cowell on December 29, 1984, in Collinsville.  They enjoyed nearly 39 years of marriage.  Allen was a member of the Sorento Assembly of God, Donnellson Masonic Lodge, and East St. Louis Shrine Club.  He enjoyed fishing and deer hunting, and in his youth, he loved riding motorcycles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jill Price; stepson, Darin Duane Schweppe; sister, Sally Crubaugh, and brother, Carl Price.

Allen is survived by his wife, Delores Dorine Price of Sorento; son, Todd Price of Hillsboro; daughter-in-law, Mary Helms of SC; foster son, Mike Dwayne (wife, Karen) Morgan of Sorento; grandchildren, Brandy, Heather, Tyler, Clint, Kiry, Kimber, Kassi, Isabella, and Mason; several great grandchildren; and sister, Peggy (husband, Rodney) Woods of Decatur.

Visitation & Memorial Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2023, at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 201 S. Main Street, Sorento, IL 62086.  The memorial ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Day officiating.

Private interment rites will be completed at a later date at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.

Memorial contributions may be made to Allen’s family.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Allen, or to offer condolences to his family.


Visitation: October 6, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home of Sorento
201 S. Main St.
Sorento, IL 62086

Memorial Ceremony: October 6, 2023 7:00 pm

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home of Sorento
201 S. Main St.
Sorento, IL 62086

Private Interment:

Sunnyside Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Sorento, IL 62086

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  1. Light a CandleDoreen, my heart is breaking for you!! May God be with you all at this difficult time!! Prayers for all!!!

  2. Light a CandleI am so sad! I will forever cherish all of the wonderful childhood memories we shared. I have missed you and will continue to miss you! My hope is that you and mom will rest in peace together now. I love you Grandpa. I have always loved you!

  3. Light a CandleA neighbor for 18 years and my grandpas best friend. AP was the sweetest man. I hope his family finds peace and comfort.

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