Wichita County Judge Passes Away

Wichita County Judge Passes Away

Wichita County Judge Mark Price of the 89th District Court has passed away.

A source in the Wichita County courthouse told Newschannel 6 that Price was battling pneumonia, but they could not confirm that is what caused his death.

Price was elected as the 89th District Court judge in 2004. When he was elected, Price told Newschannel 6 he wanted to be known as a "fair and impartial" judge.

"He was a good colleague," said 30th District Judge Bob Brotherton. "He was willing to pitch in around here if someone else needed help. So we're going to miss him for a lot of different reasons."

Before being elected to preside over the 89th District Court, Price acted as a Wichita Falls I.S.D. school board member and as the Wichita Falls Assistant City Attorney.

"First of all, he was a good man," said Manuel Borrego, Chief Of Police for the Wichita Falls Police Department. "He was a good Christian man that was friendly to everybody. But secondly, just the manor he ran his court."

Price was 66-years-old.

Visitation is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday night at Owens and Brumley Funeral home. Services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Wichita Falls. The burial will take place at Memorial Oak Cemetery in Houston.

Brittany Costello, Newschannel 6