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James Harold Pryor

April 10, 1933 - December 7, 2020

James Harold Pryor, 87, died on Monday, December 7, 2020. He was born in Tennessee to the late Kermit David Pryor and Annie B. Pryor and was the widower of Emma Guthrie Pryor.

Mr. Pryor served for 16 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He later worked for C&P Telephone as a central office technician. He was a member of Rosemont Christian Church in Chesapeake; Western Branch Masonic Lodge #189 AF & AM; and was a member and board member of the Virginia Country Music Association.

He is survived by two daughters, Blanche Seward and Wanda Faye Burch and husband Johnny; four step-children, Lonnie M. Ayers Sr., Glenn R. Ayers, John B. Ayers Sr. and Vanessa Wilbur; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, William David Pryor and wife Becky; sister, Nancy Catherine Davis; and a special friend, Mary Baker.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 11:00am at Rosemont Christian Church, 3505 Bainbridge Blvd. Chesapeake, VA 23324 with Rev. Mark Gorgans presiding.

Altmeyer Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting altmeyerfh.com.

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Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rosemont Cristian Church

3505 Bainbridge Blvd.

Chesapeake, VA 23324


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