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Raymond Prouty Sr.

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BENNINGTON -- Mr. Raymond B. Prouty Sr., 88, a well known resident of Vail Road died on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006 surrounded by his family at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

Mr. Prouty was born in Peru on August 18,1918, he was the son of the late Benjamin W. and Etta (Jeffs) Prouty, he grew up in the Manchester Center area and received his education in Manchester Schools. A World War II Veteran, he joined the United Sates Army Air Force in 1941, he was honorably discharged in 1945 at the rank of Staff Sergeant. While home on military leave, he married the former Lura Oldham at the Zion Episcopal Church in Manchester on June 26,1942. Mr. Prouty’s lifelong career as a logger began while he was still in high school, upon his return from the military he worked for a short time as a fuel deliveryman, he soon returned to the woods which he thoroughly loved and spent many years as a logger, some of which he worked for A. J. Dewey Lumber.

Working with chainsaws inspired him to establish Prouty’s Chainsaw Repair and Service which he ran for over 30 years, the business continues under the guidance of his son. Mr. Prouty had also ran also operated a sporting goods shop specializing in fishing and hunting supplies. Mr. Prouty was a member of American Legion Post 13, he loved the out of doors and the mountains, in which he worked, he liked gardening, watching WWF and boxing, he especially loved to talk and tell stories and visit with his friends.

He leaves his wife of over 64 years Lura A. Prouty of Bennington; three sons, Raymond B. and wife Nancy Prouty Jr., Thomas C. and wife Rita Prouty and Scott (Matthew) and wife Pamela Prouty all of Bennington; six brothers, Norman and wife Pat Prouty of Sneads, Fla., Ralph and wife Edna Prouty of Bennington, Harold and wife Elizabeth Prouty of Bennington, Howard and wife Ella Prouty of Hawthorne, Fla., Donald Prouty of West Townshend and Clyde and wife Clara Prouty of South Londonderry; two sisters Edna Goodnow of Brattleboro and Mildred “Millie” Williams of Saxtons River; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren, his dog Buffy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son Larry; a daughter Lura “Sis” Bartram; a brother Theodore “Ted” Prouty and two infant brothers.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home with the Reverend Deborah Estey, pastor of the First United Church officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Prouty family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. when the family will be present. Should friends desire memorial gifts in memory of Mr. Prouty may be made to the Ride and Shine Special Equestrians or the organization of the donors choice in care of the Hanson-Walbridge funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

To send condolences to the family of Raymond B. Prouty Sr. please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington.

All members of American Legion Post 13 are asked to meet at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. to conduct services for Mr. Prouty.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 19, 2006
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