November 5, 1946 ~ January 7, 2023

Born in: Litchfield, Illinois
Resided in: Morrisonville, Illinois

Larry “Doc” Prose, 76, of Morrisonville, passed away at 12:14 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Doc was born November 5, 1946, in Litchfield, the son of Loren A. “Bill” and Gladys L. (O’Brien) Prose. He graduated from Morrisonville High School with the Class of 1964 and went on to proudly serve our country in the United States Army as a medic during the Vietnam War.  Doc married Sharon Lynn Bolen on October 31, 1970, at the Davis Memorial Christian Church.  They enjoyed over 52 years of marriage.

Doc was employed at Caterpillar for 44 years, retiring as a company man.  He was community minded, serving on many civic boards and volunteering his time and talent for many other local organizations.  Doc was dedicated to the V.F.W. Post #4495 for decades, cooking for every fundraiser, bartending at “Afterglow”, holding various positions, and serving on the burial detail until his death.  He also served as treasurer on both the PMRA board and board of directors for the Morrisonville-Palmer Fire Protection District for many years.  Doc was also a lifelong member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, and longtime member of the American Legion Post #721 in Morrisonville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Edward Prose.

Doc is survived by his wife, Sharon Prose of Morrisonville; daughter, Jacinda Prose of Taylorville; son, Lex (wife, Rhonda) Prose of Forks, WA; grandchildren, Alexa (husband, Ben) Hylton, Cort (wife, Lindsay) Prose, Whitlee Prose, Trent Prose, and Matilda “Tilly” Prose, all of Forks, WA; great grandchildren, Lane and Ryan Hylton, and Booker Prose; brother, Carl (wife, Mary) Prose of Streamwood; sister, Carolyn Prose of Morrisonville; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to meet at the V.F.W. Post #4495, 515 N. West Ave, Taylorville, IL 62568, by 11:00 a.m. to line up and process to Morrisonville Cemetery for an 11:30 a.m. graveside ceremony on Saturday, March 18, 2023, where military rites will be rendered by the Christian County Honor Guard and United States Army.

A celebration of Doc’s life will follow at the V.F.W. Post #4495 until 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Legion Post #721, 607 Ricks Street Morrisonville, IL 62546, or the V.F.W. Memorial Home, 515 N. West Ave, Taylorville, IL 62568.

The family has entrusted Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville with ceremonies.

Please visit to share memories of Doc, or to offer condolences to his family.


Graveside Ceremony: March 18, 2023 11:30 am

Morrisonville Cemetery

Morrisonville, IL 62546

Celebration of Life: March 18, 2023 12:00 pm - March 18, 2023 3:00 pm

V.F.W. Post #4495
515 N. West Ave.
Taylorville, IL 62568

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Larry "Doc" Prose's name.

American Legion Post #721

607 Ricks St.
Morrisonville, IL

V.F.W. Memorial Home

515 N. West Ave
Taylorville, IL

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  1. Light a CandleDear Sharon and Jacinda,
    So very sorry to hear of Doc’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Just wondering what mischief dad and Doc are conjuring up.

  2. Thinking of and praying for the family at this time. Remember Larry as he was growing up next door. The entire family were great neighbors.

  3. Light a CandleSo sorry to hear this. May God give you all peace and comfort! He was a special guy and I will miss that sense of humor. 🙏❤️
    Love, Dale and Sheila

  4. Please accept or condolences, at Doc’s death. Our prayers are with you all. Doc and I were cousins the same age.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Doc’s passing. I always enjoyed seeing him come through the drive up window at the bank, with the pups. He always had a smile and usually a funny story to tell. He will be missed.

  6. So sorry to hear of Doc’s passing. Seeing him at the hospital, I thought he looked good. As always in good spirits. He was a devoted and concerned friend to all. He’ll be missed. RIP.

  7. So very sorry to hear of Doc’s passing. Will keep you and your family in my prayers. Gretta🙏❤

  8. Light a CandleRest in Paradise❤️ So sorry for your loss! Praying for Doc and all his family in this time of grief

  9. Sharon and family, so sorry to here about Doc…wonderful guy and always smiling. Prayers for all of you

  10. Thinking of you Sharon, Jacinda and Lex, as you remember Doc. What a good guy he was and he will be missed by all of us who were fortunate to have known him. He was such a kind person, who made this earth a better place! Love and blessings to each of you.

  11. So sorry to hear of Docs passing. Keeping you Sharon and Jacinda and family in our prayers.

  12. Sharon & family so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs to all
    Tom & Sally Dickerson & family 🙏🙏💓💓

  13. Doc was a wonderful man. Worked with him for several years at Cat and he was always so kind and helpful. Sincere condolences to his family.

  14. Sharon and family am so sorry to hear about Doc’s passing. May you find comfort in all the memories you have shared. Doc was a year ahead of me in school and was always so nice to me. I enjoyed visiting with him when we run into each other in our adult lives. He will be missed by missed by many.

  15. Saddened to hear of Doc’s passing..My friendship with Doc goes back 70 years, at 6 years old and in the first grade.. Doc will always hold a special place in my heart.. My deepest sympathy to you Sharon, and Jacinda and Lex.. Prayers of comfort to you all..

  16. Light a CandleSharon and I were sorry to hear of Doc’s passing….Would see him faithfully at Morrisonville Casey’s and 6th Street Market. One of the nicest (and hard working) guys around.
    Our deepest sympathy….he will truly be missed

  17. Light a CandleMy heart is sad i lost another brother but i know he is in a good place Jerry and Murl are glad to see him the stories they will tell Sharon my heart goes out to you and your family i will always remember Doc as a brother and a great friend

  18. We both worked with Doc at CAT, and were so sorry to learn of his passing. He was patient and kind and always had that suspicious grin. Doc & I made many coffee bets on who was right and let’s just say Doc drank a lot of free coffee! Wonderful memories of a great guy! Our sympathy, Sharon and family.

  19. Kathy wanted me to send her condolences to your family and to Carolyn since we lived next door for over 60 years. space isn’t able to do it herself. Once again my thoughts continue to be with you all.

  20. Sharon so sorry and surprised to hear of Doc’s passing. Time passes so quickly. Knowing you two growing up, I’m sure you loved and laughed through it all! Take care, you’re thought of often. Love and prayers, Peggy (Boils) Bland.

  21. So sorry to hear of Doc’s passing. We saw him not long ago at the Sixth Street Market in Morrisonville. He was a good guy.

  22. Sharon, Jacinda and Lex – Heidi, Misty and I know there is very little anyone can say or do to ease the loss you feel in your lives right now. We hope you find comfort in knowing so many people cared deeply for Doc and your family.

  23. Light a CandleOur condolences to Sharon and the Family. Doc was a great person and a helpful neighbor!
    RIP Doc
    Kurt and Rhonda Minnis

  24. Sharon and family,
    I am so very sorry you lost Doc. He was always kind and so much fun to be around. Heaven gained an angel. Prayers for comfort for you all.

  25. Light a CandleSharon and family,
    We are so saddened by Doc’s passing. Fred didn’t realize the urgency when Doc called to talk with him. He is so sorry he didn’t get right over to visit. What a great friend he was to Fred and how we enjoyed all the times we all spent together over the years. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

  26. We lost a friend with Doc’s passing. Rode to work with him for many years and he was always a joy to be around. Sorry for your loss.
    Dave and Judy

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