William Francis Prouty Jr.

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 3, 2009

JACKSON — William Francis Prouty Jr. died Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at his home in Jackson. He was 88.

Mr. Prouty was a Jackson native and was a former longtime resident of Baton Rouge. He served in the Army in World War II under Gen. Douglas McArthur, then served in the Navy and the Air Force Reserve.

He retired from the State Times Morning Advocate as a photo engraver.

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He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Marie Hudson Prouty.

Survivors include one son, Edward Donnell Prouty; two daughters, Frances Marie Prouty Scott and Sandra Adelle Prouty Blackmon; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Wintergreen Cemetery in Port Gibson. Burial with military honors will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the service.

Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Hudson Prouty, William Terrell Prouty, Larry Russell Lipscomb Jr., Charles Jason Prouty, Michael Bartee, Wes McGlothen, Brandon Butcher and Jeffrey Soniat.