Raymond Lynn Prine

Raymond Lynn Prine, age 86, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021 in his home surrounded by his three children, Robin Lynn Prine, Barry Lee Prine and JoAnn Prine Elias.

Raymond was born on November 9, 1934 to Hazel Olivia and Claude C. Prine.

He was a graduate of Hazen High School and went on to serve 8 years in the United States Navy. He worked in the “sample office” at Riceland Foods in Hazen and was later promoted to manager of the Hazen plant. He retired after 30+ years with Riceland. After retirement Raymond continued to work doing lawn care in his community. Raymond loved to play baseball, fishing on Webb Lake, gardening, duck hunting, watching college football, attending Hazen Hornet football games and camping at Greers Ferry Lake with family.

Raymond was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Barbara, his parents, his nine sisters and three brothers.

He is survived by his children, Robin Prine of Lonoke, Barry Prine of Hazen and JoAnn Prine Elias of Cabot, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and his sidekick, Little Biscuit.

Visitation at Westbrook Funeral Home on 12th October, from 5-7 p.m. The funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church on October 13, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Hazen at 11:00 a.m. . Burial will be at the Hazen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org or the Hazen Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Raymond’s caregiver, Florence Zorn, and Arkansas Hospice for their services and care of Raymond over the past several months.

Face masks are encouraged.

8 thoughts on “Raymond Lynn Prine”

  1. Marilynn (Mince) Borecky

    My Uncle Raymond was so special to me and my sister Wanda. He helped take care of both of us while he was serving our country (Navy) he was what I called a mans-man. Good looking,clean cut, always a gentleman. Loved his family brother and sisters. He was one of 13 siblings. Very close knit, country folks. His wife Barbara and his children were so very much loved by him. I’m so grateful that these last months I’ve grown even closer to Raymond and his children. Thanks to each of his coffee buddies for sharing good times with him. He cared for each of fondly. Raymond I love u and I’m glad I had u for my “special” Uncle

  2. To the family, I’m so sorry. I’ve been gone from Hazen a long time, but visit at least yearly and was there a few months this summer and saw Barry for the first time in years. Was good to see you Barry. Haven’t seen Robin in ages either and hadn’t seen Raymond in probably over 35 years, but I remember him well from my days of farm work as a youngster and many trips to the dryer as well as at ballgames and elsewhere around town. Just want you to know I haven’t forgotten you and that I’m thinking of and praying for you. May God bless, console and comfort you as only He can!

  3. Diane (Prine) Raper

    Prayers for the Family’s of Uncle Raymond.You will be missed an you was loved by many.I will always remember the times we was on the bus going to see the HAZEN HORNETS in there play off.He enjoyed his local football games.Love you Uncle Raymond ❤

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