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Date published: 7/21/2014

Charles E. Prysock

Charles "Chuck" E. Prysock, 91, of Caroline County went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Prysock was born on Oct. 1, 1922, in Star City, Ark., to the late William H. and Annie Prysock. He was a member of Round Oak Baptist Church for over 50 years.

As a loving husband, father and grandfather, he exemplified love, patience and kindheartedness by the way he lived his life.

He proudly served in the Marine Corps in World War II and during the first part of the Korean conflict. As a member of the 3rd Battalion, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division, Mr. Prysock was at Iwo Jima, the bloodiest battle in the history of the Marine Corps. He was honored to be a witness to the flag being raised atop Mount Suribachi.

Mr. Prysock was employed for 29 years at FMC and later retired from VEPCO. He and his late wife, Charlotte, spent many years creating a nature trail and botanical garden at their home. They were both avid bird lovers. Their children and grandchildren grew to love and appreciate the garden and the birds along with them.

In addition to his loving wife, Charlotte, Mr. Prysock was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Buchanan; and his beloved brothers and sisters in Arkansas, Frank, Carl Gene, James E. Prysock, Inez Keller and Joyce Bradshaw.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann Lengs (Bob) and Sue Buchanan (Dennis) both of Spotsylvania County. He was blessed with five grandchildren, Julie Bowen of Caroline who was also his loving caregiver and best friend along with Michael Bowen of Baton Rouge, La., Christopher, Mathew and David Buchanan of Spotsylvania; brother Joe Prysock of West Monroe, La.; two sisters, Billie Railey of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Carolyn Long of Star City; and many nieces and nephews who are also part of his large extended family.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A celebration of his life will be held at noon Wednesday, July 23, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 150, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.