Carroll Aldine Pryor, 85

December 27, 2009

NOV. 6, 1924-DEC, 25, 2009

Carroll Aldine Pryor, 85, of 72 Sunbrook Lane in Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 6, 1924, in Wolfsville, Md., he was the son of the late Robert Redmond and Hazel Susan Lewis Pryor.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater as a tabulate operator.

He was last employed by Mack Trucks Inc. Protection One, where he retired in 1998. He previously was employed as traffic manager by Brandt Cabinet Works Inc. for 31 years.

He was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church for more than 50 years and served as chief usher for years.


He was a member for more than 50 years of American Legion Post 42, BPOE Elks and Gideons International.

He was a previous volunteer at the Community Free Clinic.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Pryor; a sister, Kay A. Pryor of Hagerstown; sister-in-law, E. Pauline Hays of Hagerstown; and sister-in-law, H. Helene Pickral and husband, Larry, of Norfolk, Va. Also surviving him are many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, both from his and Pat's family; two adopted nieces and their families; and special cousins. All contributed to the happiness of his life. As for other survivors, they are family members and friends who have made Carroll's life cherished and blessed. They were fortunate enough to have had him be a part of their life.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Esther Pryor, Phyllis French, Jane Rowe and Doris L. Gehr.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Jerry Lowans will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour before services at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers and memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 5 Public Square, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Gideons International, North Camp, P.O. Box 5, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

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