PRIOR, David L.
55, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away January 18, 2017. The former Army officer was the beloved husband of Debra Prior and father of Patrick, 18, and Grace, 15. David, a graduate of Boca Ciega High School and St. Petersburg Junior College, received an ROTC scholarship to Florida State University. He graduated in 1984 and was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.
After graduation, David served in the U.S. Army for five years. He was an Army Ranger, Green Beret, and Special Ops officer attaining the rank of Captain. He served 10 years in the Army Reserve.
He worked in membership and insurance sales with the AAA Auto Club South. He served for a time as the vice chairman of the Pinellas County Republican Party. More recently he had worked at Waddell & Reed as an investment adviser. He was also very active in the Boy Scouts, serving as scoutmaster in St. Petersburg. Mr. Prior is survived by his mother, Jane Murphy; his father, James A. Prior, and two brothers, Randy and Robert of St. Petersburg. Funeral service will be Thursday, January 26 at 11 am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 250 78th Ave NE, St. Petersburg.
Published in Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 24, 2017.