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John Wesley Pryor, Jr.

October 29, 1935 - November 21, 2022

John Wesley Pryor, Jr., transitioned on Monday, November 21, 2022 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born on October 29, 1935, in Albemarle County, Virginia to the late John Wesley Pryor Sr., and Mary Powell Pryor. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Willie Jackson Pryor, and sister, Dorothy Ann Pryor.

John is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Mrs. Carolyn Johnson Pryor, children, Frederick M. Pryor (Mary), Roanoke, Va; John W. Pryor, IV, Lynchburg, Va.; and Jerome D. Pryor (Leah), Junction City, Kansas; step-children, Charles T. Hogue, Jr, and Michael L. Hogue, Evington, Va.; and Rodney L. Hogue (Dr. LaTanya) Charlotte, NC, Brother-in-Law, Melvin L. Johnson (Veronica). He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Raised in Lynchburg, he was a graduate of Dunbar High School class of 1956. John was a faithful member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church. He served on the Senior Choir, Trustee Board, Men’s Chorus, Usher Ministry and a member of The Men’s Fellowship. He was employed at GE/Ericsson for over 30 years. John enjoyed music, traveling and working in his yard.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday December 3, 2022 at Diamond Hill Baptist Church. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at the Forest Hill Burial Park.

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To Our Dear Cousins John, Fred, Jerome, & Carolyn, We are very saddened by the loss of our dear John. We have such fond memories of his beautiful smile, and of his loving kindness to us and to our Mom!!! We look forward to seeing him again, as we have firm faith that God will keep his promise of a resurrection, as recorded in John 5:28, 29. We remember you all and your spouses in our prayers, during this painful and difficult loss, that humans were never meant to experience. Soon, our enemy death will be removed, destroyed, "brought to nothing." --1 Corinthians 15:26! With Love, Donna and Sandra

Posted by Donna & Sandra Wells on November 22, 2022

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