Julian Haynsworth Price



Mr. Julian Haynsworth Price was born on July 28, 1933, in Florence, SC, and he passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. He was the son of the late Clara Haynsworth Price and Dr. Julian Pleasants Price. He was married to the late Sylvia Parks Price. Together they had four children and 13 grandchildren. The children are Julian Price, Clara (Douglas) Gestwick, John “Jack” (Lisa) Price and Laura (Kevin) Long. He is survived by one brother, Thomas (Flora) Price, and preceded in death by his sister, Rebecca (Christian) Patte.

Julian graduated from McClenaghan High School and Clemson College with a BS in Architectural Engineering. He pursued a career in swimming pool construction. In 1961 he formed Price Aquatech Pools, which excelled in the industry and even patented a waterslide and began to manufacture/sell waterslides around the world. In 1994, Julian and his son, Jack, formed Sundek of the Carolinas and he ended his formal career as a consultant.

Julian was active in the Florence community. He has served in many leadership positions with the Pee Dee Kiwanis Club, Florence City-County Airport Commission, Chamber of Commerce, Board of Visitors for Columbia College and he was a Life member of Clemson IPTAY. Go Tigers!

Julian’s greatest love and joy was found in his church work and family. He spent most of his church life at First Presbyterian Church of Florence, but also served as a founding member and Elder at John Calvin Presbyterian Church. For many, many years, Julian hosted the Men’s Only Sunday School Class in his home.

A church led memorial service will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church of Florence, with a reception immediately following the service. A private Inurnment will take place at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to First Presbyterian Church of Florence, designated to the Men’s Only Sunday School Class.