December 11, 2003

(4/13/1921 - 12/9/2003)

Noel E. Pryor, 82, died December 9, 2003, in Arlington, TX.

Noel, the son of Carl and Carrie Pryor, was born on April 13, 1921 in Keokuk, IA.

He was a veteran who served in World War II. Upon his return from the war he married Betty Pryor. They were happily married for 57 years. Betty preceded him in death two months ago. He lovingly devoted the last 15 years of his life to care for Betty.

Noel made a career of law enforcement, first with the Texas Department of Public Safety and then 25 years with the Arlington Police Department, where he retired as a Captain. He was a very creative person and could fix anything broken and lived for his family.

Noel was a resident of Gorin and Memphis, MO, over the years and considered Scotland County his home. He served one term as a city councilman in Memphis.

Survivors include two sons, Tom Pryor and wife, Sue and Dick and his wife, Kathie, all of Arlington, TX; grandchildren, Paul Pryor and Valerie King; great-grandchildren, Joey, Alex, Austen and Braedon.

He was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 12, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. at Arlington Funeral Home in Arlington, TX. Burial will be in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, TX. In lieu of flowers, donations in Noal’s memory may be made to Mission Arlington, 210 W. South, Arlington, TX 76010.

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