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, [auth] 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.