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W. Frank Pryor

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Pryor W. Frank Pryor "Buddy", passed away peacefully at his home at Kensington Place on April 8, 2017. Frank was born January 20, 1929 and was a graduate of Bexley High School and the Ohio State University. He was on the tennis and swim team and was a proud member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Frank was a long time member of the Columbus Athletic Club where he was a savvy squash player, even beating the great Hashim Kahn in 1964. He was a member and past president of the City Club and a former member of Columbus Country Club. He was a long time member of The Zanesfield Rod and Gun Club where he had served on the board and stream committees. An avid OSU football fan, Frank loved attending the games and cheering on his beloved Buckeyes, as well as supporting OSU athletics through the Buckeye and Presidents Club. He was a former big brother in the Big Brother organization. Frank was known for his wit and humor, as evidenced by his lifelong membership in the Yellow Dog Club. He cherished time with his family and made each one feel loved beyond measure. Frank is survived by his wife, Jane Wheeler Pryor; daughter, Ellen Schoonover (Paul), Columbus; son, Gary (Becky) Paradise Valley, AZ; grandchildren, Myles Schoonover, Paige, Brooke, and Will Pryor; sister-in-law, Marge Wheeler Martin (Bud); and his five nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father Frank B. Pryor, mother Ruth Kinsey Pryor, sisters Virginia Anne Pryor and Alene Pryor Hinshaw, brother-in-law Virgil Hinshaw, brother-in-law John Aigler and beloved grandson Matthew Schoonover. Private burial will be followed by a Celebration of Life Service to be held at a future date at Kensington Place. In lieu of flowers, contributions, in memory of Frank, can be made to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, samaritanspurse.org or a .

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 11, 2017
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