Joseph E. Price “Jukebox Joe”

Born: 08/26/1949 Passed:

Joseph E. Price 72 of Canal Fulton, passed away peacefully September 21, 2021, surrounded by family. He was born August 26, 1949, in Barberton, Ohio. Joe served his country proudly, with two tours in Viet Nam with the US Navy. He was Past Commander of Army/Navy 250, member of VFW Post 9795, a founding member (and DJ) of Ohio’s Northcoast Jitterbug Connection and a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Norton. Joe’s greatest loves were his family, music and classic cars.

He is preceded in death by parents, Leon and Mavis Price; sister, Sue (Wayne) Freeman.

Joe is survived by loving wife, Jackie; son, Joel (Joyce) Price; daughters, Tonya (Michael) Campbell, Hope (Mike) Brafford, Kori (William) Sewell, Stacy (Josh Barton) McMillon; brother, Jim (Gloria) Price; sister, Phyillis Price; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, September 30, 2021, with visitation from 10-noon and services to follow at Firestone Park UMC, 250 N. Firestone Blvd., Akron, Ohio 44301, officiated by Pastor Cary Kemp. Those attending the services are asked to please wear a proper protective mask and practice safe distancing requirements. Condolences and special memories of Joe can be shared with his family online at


Heritage Cremation Society



10 Tributes to Joseph E. Price “Jukebox Joe”

  1. Karen Guinter says:

    Jackie, my heart goes out to you and your family with sympathy, but also to let you know that the memories of Joe are such a blessing for anyone that was touched by Joe’s friendship. It’s sad when we loose someone so special in our lives. Whenever you feel down, remember all the wonderful times we had together, they were a cherished gift.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Love, Karen Guinter

  2. Marcia Adelman says:

    I am so sad to hear of Joe’s passing. So many wonderful memories of his DJ days, our trips we took and the dancing days at Holiday Inn. I will never ever forget and I am so thankful for those memories. Jackie, I send my condolences to you and all Joe’s family. Please if there is anything I can do, do not hesitate to contact me. I love you and ask God to help you through this most difficult time. I can only imagine the conversation going on between Joe, David,Don and Dale up there. I do know God has gotten another Angel. Love you ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  3. Kathy Baron Donley says:

    Joe and my brother Dave joined the Navy at the same time and left for basic training together. My husband and I would drive to Breezewood Pa to pick them up and bring them back to Akron when they had a leave. They were both stationed in Va. at the time. We have many fond memories of Joe back in the day. God Bless his family at this difficult time in your lives. Joe is driving that classic car playing those old songs on the radio with the angels. Memories fade but never forgotten.

  4. Jack L Hefner says:

    Jackie, so sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Joe from all the years working with him at the Rim Plant. He was a real piece of work. I know you have many years of memories to help get you through this rough time.

    • Hope Brafford says:

      My heart is broken losing my dad. He was such an amazing presence and full of life. He went through so very much with his heart and came out victorious. His strength and determination was astounding as well as inspirational. He made the perfect choice with Jackie. She was his pillar of strength and amazing advocate. I will miss him every day and there will be a great void without him. I love you so much Daddy and miss u already.

  5. Bob Zimmerman says:

    I am so sorry to read of Joe’s passing.. My condolences to Jackie and family. I will always remember the good times we had in the Packard Club events.

  6. Douglas Swartz says:

    I had the honor to have such a wonderful person in my life. I am a police officer for Canal Fulton and met Joe years ago. I am sure the family is okay with me sharing this, but we crossed paths when he had a medical issue at his home. Back then, we had a strictly volunteer fire dept and it took ………lets just say a long time for the ambulance to arrive on scene. It was this incident that paved the way for a more professional fire/ems service in paying paramedics to staff the fire stations. He is directly responsible and impacted the way we provide ems services to the city today. I was with Joe and his amazing wife during those long minutes waiting for a crew to arrive and began speaking with him. I knew then that he was a special person that I would be proud to call a friend. He was such a big supporter of me and our police agency and I hope he knows how much I appreciated him. We were so lucky to have him, and his family, in our community!!! Joe, you will missed my friend!

  7. Larry and Kathy Cooke says:

    We only knew Joe a few years but felt like we were friends forever. We met Joe and his lovely wife, Jackie during cardiac rehab before his heart surgery. It started with a simple introduction, then a conversation and ultimately a cherished friendship. We were totally intrigued with Joe’s stories, sense of humor, his military career and his zest for life. We admired so much the love, care and commitment that Jackie provided Joe at every cardiac rehab class. We will miss Joe Price very much. Rest In Peace, good friend.

  8. Jason Stotler says:

    I was Brother Joe’s pastor for 7 years. We had some real good times in the Lord! He loved Southern Gospel music & Bible truth. I remember multiple spiritual services where we were shouting & praising the Lord! He cared for lost souls & desired salvation for all. He will be missed by his Christian friends. No doubt in my mind we will see him again! The Apostle Paul said ” To live is Christ, to die is a gain.” Our tremendous loss is heaven’ s gain! I want to express my love ti sister Jackie & the entire family. Love you guys!

  9. Gwynn Davis-Klein says:

    Carl (Pete) and I were saddened to just hear of Joe’s passing from the LVAD Clinic at the VA today. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Prayers for you and your family as you adjust to his loss.
    Gwynn & Pete Klein

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