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 www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Doc, or to offer condolences to his family.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Larry "Doc" Prose's name.