MOUNT HOLLY - Albert Cecil "A.C" Pryor Jr., 78, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Brian Center in Gastonia.
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He was born May 16, 1935, in Gaston County, son of the late Albert Cecil Pryor Sr., and Mainie Hager Pryor.
Mr. Pryor was a member of Tuckaseege Baptist Church in Mt Holly.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Pauline Pryor Auten and Carey Pryor Bentley. Survivors include his son Albert Lamar Pryor of Gastonia, and grandchildren Alaina Pryor of Mint Hill, NC, Darron Pryor of York, SC, Hannah Pryor Bolin and husband Ben of Gastonia, and special friend Bernice Franklin of Mt Holly.
Albert loved baseball and played with the Kale League softball association in Charlotte for years. He enjoyed breakfast at Hardee's in Belmont and Bojangles in Belmont where he met and spent time with friends.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Pryor will be held noon Thursday in the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral with the Revs. Larry Ar-rowood, Michael and Brian Spargo officiating.
Interment will follow in Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Robin Johnson Hospice House, PO Box 3984, Gastonia NC 28053.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 11, 2013