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John Commodore Pryor

December 8, 1936 — May 27, 2019

John Commodore Pryor, 82, Olustee, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019 in Lawton, Oklahoma. Graveside services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in the Altus City Cemetery with Tom Bailey officiating. Burial will be under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

John was born on December 8, 1936 in Olustee, Oklahoma to Joseph L. and Bessie Faye (Parman) Pryor. He graduated from Altus High School in 1955 and received his Master's Degree from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. He taught from 1960 - 1964 in Clyde, Texas. John did his post graduate work at the Long Island University in New York. He was a teacher/counselor for the Central Islip school system in New York from 1964 - 1991. John was a member of the Central Islip Retired Teachers Association, New York State Retired Teachers System and the American Federation of Teachers. He was a member of the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ and supported the Westview Boys Home. John enjoyed music, affairs of the state and nation and his elderly friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, five brothers, Joseph L. "Joe", James R. "Jim", Ralph, Patrick L. "Pat" and William M. "Bill" Pryor; and a sister, Peggy Pryor Leonard.

Survivors include 8 nephews, Bill Pryor (Camille), Dennis Leonard (Karen), Jim Pryor (Barbara), Joe Pryor, John Parker, Ralph Pryor (Dawn), Joseph Pryor (Barbara), and John Pryor; 7 nieces, DeAnne Warren, Carla Smith (Steve), Janet Pattison (Fred), Patty Smith, Deborah Dauphine, Michele DeMatta (Elliot), and Donna Countryman; numerous special grandnieces and nephews; and special friends, Phillip LoPinto, Anna LoPinto and Carolyn Chapman.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Westview Boys Home, P.O. Box 553, 120 W. Broadway, Hollis, OK 73550.

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