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Obituary: Jerald D. Prince, Austin

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Jerald D. Prince, 81, of Austin, formerly a Crothersville resident, passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014, at his home.

Born June 10, 1933, in Seymour, Indiana, he was the son of Thomas Z. and Ethel Grace (Reynolds) Prince who are both deceased.

Jerald was a Tampico High School graduate and served in the Army during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1955.

On June 25, 1955, he married Helen B. (Banks) Prince who survives in Austin.

He worked at Cummins for 35 years as an Options Specs Specialist and worked as a carpenter and building contractor with his dad and sons.

As a child he farmed with his family until retiring from farming in the early 1970’s. His love for his family was shown by the time they spent together, riding in fishing boats, vacationing, and being with his grandchildren. Singing and listening to gospel and country music was a favorite of his. Jerald was a man of faith and attended the Alliance Bible Church in Crothersville.

Survivors include Helen, his wife of 59 years; sons, Tom (Barb) Prince of Vallonia, Tony (Barb) Prince of Austin, and Jerry (Joyce) Prince of Greenwood; daughter-in-law, Debra L. Prince of Ogilville; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; five siblings, Montie G. (Barbara A.) Prince of Seymour, Joyce A. (Michael) Wright of Georgetown, Kentucky, Barb S. (Lester) Silence of Athens, Alabama, Randall L. Prince of Crothersville, and Lucy (Glenn) Duval of Frankfort, Kentucky.

A son, Terry L. Prince; and a sister, Nancy Prince, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, Indiana, with burial to follow at Uniontown Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014, and after 9 a.m. on Tuesday at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Schneck Hospice, c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 East Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47729.

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