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.