DEL CITY — The Del City Chamber of Commerce has named Norris Price as the 2013 inductee into the Del City Hall of Fame.
Former Gov. George Nigh will make the presentation at the awards banquet Thursday at the Del City Community Center.
Price was born in Hallett and graduated from Eufaula High School in 1949. He lettered in football four years, played basketball and was a Golden Glove boxer and senior class president.
He attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, punctuated by a tour of duty in Korea with the M Company, Infantry of the 45th Division. He was vice president of Phi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity at NEU and president of the junior class.
He and his wife, Betty, were married in 1954. They moved to Del City that year. They had three children; Lisa, Randy (deceased) and George.
Price graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a business management degree. He has been a real estate appraiser, salesman, broker and property manager. He has been a homebuilder in Del City and developed neighborhoods such as Blackjack Ridge in Oklahoma City.
He has served as president of the Mid-Del Board of Realtors, executive director of the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission and executive director of the Oklahoma Civil Defense Department.
Price has served the Del City community in a number of roles:
Past president, Del City Chamber of Commerce.
Past chairman, Del City Parks Commission.
Past president, current treasurer, Del City Historical Society.
Former regent and vice chairman, Oscar Rose Junior College Board of Regents.
Past president, Rose State College Foundation Trustees.
For more information about the banquet, call 677-1910.
Dick Kanenchen is a media consultant.