James Rex PryorLAFAYETTE, KY., — James Rex Pryor, 81, of LaFayette passed away at 12:40am Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Baptist Health in Madisonville, KY. A native of Christian County, KY he was born January 9, 1938 the son of the late James Burbon and Lucille Dunn Pryor. He was a lifelong farmer and the owner and operator of Pryor Farms. He was a barber for 50 years and the owner and operator of Rex’s Barber Shop. He was also a former mayor of LaFayette and a member of several civic organizations. He was a lifelong member of LaFayette Methodist Church. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son James Elwood Pryor, his brothers Douglas Pryor, Boyd Pryor, and Ralph Pryor, his sisters Betty Maddox and Dorothy Pryor.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years Ann Maveety Pryor, his daughters Paula Pryor Allen of Hopkinsville, Lynn Pryor of Lexington, his daughter in law Debbie Pryor of LaFayette, his grandchildren Amanda (Bobby) Robertson, Tabitha (Jeremy) Strader, J.E. Pryor, Cynthia (Bradley) Loftus, Melissa Pryor, Kendal Pryor, Karlee Pryor-Thompson, his great grandchildren Hunter Strader, Morgan Strader, Paige Robertson, and Bentley Loftus.

Funeral services will be 10am Friday, March 15, 2019 at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. William B. Taylor, Brother Malcom Thomas, and Rev. Judge Jamus Redd officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be Thursday from 4pm – 7pm Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Powell Cemetery c/o City of LaFayette P.O. Box 240, LaFayette, KY 42254.

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