Mt. Vernon Register-News


March 26, 2014

Gordon Pryor

Gordon G. Pryor, 77, of Glen Carbon, formerly of Ewing, died 3:20 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, in Glen Carbon.

He was born March 26, 1936, in Galatia, the son of Arthur and Ruth Ellen (Holland) Pryor. He married Rebecca S. Edwards on July 30, 1961, in Equality and she preceded him in death on March 21, 2009.

Gordon served two years in the U.S. Army and was an Illinois Bell technician until retiring. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon and Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge 31 A.F.& A.M. He was an amateur radio operator and he loved Westerns, both movies and books, playing acoustic guitar, spending time with his family, traveling and camping.

He is survived by three daughters, Cyndi Kirk of Glen Carbon, Patricia Marona and husband Keith of Pinson, Ala. and Leslie Castaneda and partner Moraima Castaneda of Chapel Hill, N.C.; son, Phillip Pryor and wife Carla of Ina; six grandchildren, Michelle Donley of Mt. Vernon, Tami Donley of Benton, Tim Donley of Ewing, Michael Barsos of Portland, Ore., Jared Gosney of Mt. Vernon and Terry Pryor of Ina; sister, Virginia Lea Keene and husband Walter of Sullivan, Ind.; three nieces, Estella Timms and husband Bill of Sullivan, Ind., Sally Hendrix and husband Randy of Paxton, Ind. and Peggy Andrews and husband Bill of Sullivan, Ind.; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; an infant brother, Quinton Pryor; and one great-grandson, Wesley Houser.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Mr. Larry Bowden officiating. Graveside committal service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Reid Cemetery in Shawneetown.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.

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