Ray Price’s son thanks fans for prayers, says father is in final stages of cancer

Ray Price

Sadly it looks like country music is getting ready to lose another great. 

A little more than a year after announcing to fans that he had been receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer, it looks like Country Music Hall of Famer Ray Price's journey may be coming to an end. 

Ray's son, Clifton, posted an update to the singer's Facebook on Saturday:  

Dear Friends.
My Dad is very sick. He is in the East Texas Medical Center At Tyler, Texas. He has been in intensive care. He was admitted on Monday. I got to visit for a brief moment on the 22 of November at the ranch. I was invited back by my Father the next day but the gate was locked. My Dad is in final stages of pancreatic cancer and the general opinion is that he will not be going home. When I saw him the cancer seemed to have taken his strength away. Its very sad that Cancer is going to take his life and that there is no cure. 
God Bless everyone for their prayers.
Clifton Ray Price (son)

Earlier this year, it was reported that Price's cancer had gone into remission but that the singer had decided not to go through with any more surgeries that would force him into a nursing home. 

My heart goes out to Price's family. 


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  1. kentuckycountry@hotmail.com'
    Gary L Cook

    Clifton, I just wanted to take a moment and express mine and my band’s sincerest condolences, and prayers for Ray. My mother, (now deceased) dearly loved your Dad’s music, and I learned several of his songs as a child, because of that reason. We (my band and I), occasionally do a “Ray” song for the crowds and they love them, and often request one.
    I had the pleasure, and honor, of meeting him only once while living in Nashville, and he was so humble, and appreciative, of the fact that I even knew who he was. He is a true gentleman, and one of, if not, the greatest vocalist / stylist that I have ever heard, or had the pleasure and honor of meeting.
    God speed, Prayers, and wishing all of you the best, as you face this in your lives.
    Gary L Cook ( kentuckycountry)
    Princeton, Ky USA

  2. metrolga72@gmail.com'

    Clifton and your mother and the rest of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I lost my mother to the same disease,pancreatic cancer… I understand your frustration. I want to say thank you to all for sharing you father with us his fans. I am a Canadian living in Calgary, Alberta. I saw your father only once. i love his songs and his voice!!!Hug and love and prayers……..

  3. va_gal63@yahoo.com'
    Jackie Marie

    This such a horrible disease. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Prices family and friends that are hurting now. This will be a devastating loss to not only country music but music in general. What joy that voice brought us for so many years.
    Go gently into the dark night Mr. Price and may you shine from heaven as you did here on earth, you were surely loved.

  4. sandra_huber14001@yahoo.com'
    Sandra Earle

    So sad to hear this about Ray Price. Prayers to Ray and to his family. He will be missed by many.

  5. love_goddess_57@hotmail.com'
    sherry erlewein

    To the Price family my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.This man had a voice of an angel and he will be sadly missed by all who loved his music. I grew up listening to him and many others of the older singers but he wwas my all time favorite Country singer.
    Sherry Erlewein

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    Elva Anersoon

    So sorry to hear about Mr Price. He sang like and Angel. He will always be remembered by so many of his fans. His voice and songs are so relaxing to listen to. God be with you as you go along beside him on his journey to his heavenly home. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. almafleming@hotmail.co.uk'
    alma fleming

    Very Sad.

  8. cdandsg@myfairpoint.net'
    cliff and shirley deuso

    so sorry .we loved Ray our Prayers to all .cliff & Shirley deuso (Vermont)

  9. txsmidniteangel@aol.com'
    Charlotte Dodson

    so sad…my heartfelt condolence…we live about 20 minutes away from where Mr. Ray lives. and always pass his farm going to Wal-Mart…love his music and never will quit listening to it…May the Lord put His arms around the family and comfort them in the coming weeks and may He be with Ray on his journey to peace….

  10. Lukebpender@aol.com'
    Luke Pender

    Thanks “For the Good Times”. Love you Mr. Price.

  11. wornoutmon40@yahoo.com'
    Mary Stuenkel

    I am praying for Mr. Price and his family. Love his songs and will always listen to them. I had the pleasure of seeing him in Omaha, Nebraska at Peoney Park (which is no longer there). Actually got to talk to him face to face as he was walking from his bus to the building. It was a day I will always remember. God bless you all.

  12. butlerjrb@hotmail.com'
    James Butler

    I remember when Mr. Price entered the world of country music (Yes, there are some of us that are that old). I have listened to his music for a long time. Go with God Ray Price.

  13. njlocker@roadrunner.com'
    nina locker

    God Bless you Mr. Price for all the beautiful music you gave us.. Praying God’s mercy be with you and your family…

  14. sandymarsiglia10@aol.com'
    Sandy Marsiglia

    So sad. His music will live forever.

  15. hammerthenail65@msn.com'
    Steve Carpenter

    a great country singer may your journey be without pain holding Gods Hand

  16. pnewell11@BELL.NET'
    Paul Newell, MountPleasant Ontario Canada

    Every weekend I do a medley of your songs in your honour. Wishing and praying for a miracle.

  17. jpberry356@gmail.com'
    Jim Berry

    Another great, one of a kind singer. God bless you for your outstanding music & the opportunity to meet you in person. I’ll always remember your willingness to meet your fans Jim Berry

  18. jantarantino2002@yahoo.com'

    Bless you Mr. Ray Price. Yes, your music will go on and on. Prayers to all. Brightest blessings……Jan

  19. lottafaih2010@yahoo.com'
    Peggy Biddle Swygert

    You will live on in our memories with your songs. May God give you comfort and wrap his arms around you and your family. Thanks “For the Good Times”.

  20. pl_leeds@yahoo.com'
    Laurie Leeds

    The GENTLE man with the velvet voice. So sad; my blessings to Ray and family and all the people who have loved and enjoyed his music as I have.

  21. teresa_hill1955@yahoo.com'
    Teresa Hill

    My man friend and I went to Durant Casino Civic Center and saw Ray Price last year and he was the greatest country singer i had ever heard. We enjoyed his concert very much and he will surely be missed by all of his country and western fans. I sure hope he doesnt have to suffer long. Rest in Peace Ray Price, you will surely live on forever for your beautiful music and great concert I went tooo. My thoughts and prayers are with the family/ Teresa Hill

  22. countryfan37@gmail.com'
    cheryl Long

    When I’m looking for the latest country music, I always end up in one spot – 103.1 WIRK. I was even lucky enough to catch up with Keith Van Allen in the streets and got free ‘Rib Round Up’ tickets. Just one of the many events that keep me tuned into http://www.wirk.com

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