Funeral service for Donald (Don) “Papaw” Wayne Prince, 80, of Roswell, will be Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Grace Community Church with Pastor Sean Lee officiating. Burial is to follow at South Park Cemetery. The family will be accepting visitations Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home. Don passed away Saturday, Jan.18, 2014. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Don was born Feb. 9, 1933, in Hollis, Okla., to W.L. Prince and Mamie Graham. Don was a member of the Lions Club, a successful business man; owned two motels, several rent houses, owned commercial properties; U-Haul, Culligan Water; invested in oil and gas; and also played football for Roswell High School in the 1950s, and played in a band.
Don is survived by son, Kevin Wayne Prince, and wife, Tammy, of Roswell; daughter, Donna Jean Gutierrez, and husband, Michael, of Roswell; grandson, Jason Wayne Prince and wife, Heather, of Roswell; granddaughter, Ashley Dawn Halpain, and husband, Phillip of Quantico, Va.; sister, Wanda Rowland, of Roswell; grandchildren: Rachael Elise and Gabriel Anthony Gutierrez, of Castlerock, Colo.; nieces: Jeanne Jarvis and husband, Keith, of Lexington, Va., Tonya Nicole Brown, of Artesia, and Tanessa Evadeen Kelsey, of Artesia; close nephew, Jack Lovison, of Denver, Colo.; great-granddaughter, Chloe Gutierrez, of Castlerock, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Don was preceded in death by his beloved wife, H. Jean Prince; his father, W.L. Prince; mother, Mamie Prince; sister, Patricia Pew; sisters: Irene Renfrow, Evalea Lovison and Meryl Prince; and brothers: Erdman Prince and J.W. Prince.
Pallbearers will be Jason Prince, Phillip Halpain, Joe DeLosSantos, Jeff Dodge, Keith Hickman, and Chuck Haydon.
Honorary pallbearers will be McDonald’s Coffee Buddies.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.