William "Bill" Arthur Pryne

June 21, 1933 - January 30, 2021

William “Bill” Arthur Pryne, 87, of Kountze, died Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. He was born on June 21, 1933, to Gaynell Beatrice Anderson Pryne and Ralph Harvey Pryne, in Beaumont, and was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War. Bill was a 1952 graduate of French High School and attended Texas A&M University.

He retired from Mobil Oil after 37 ½ years. Bill was a devoted member and faithful Christian to his church, Deacon, and active choir member, 50 year Mason Member of Blue Lodge 1370 of Kountze, and an Eagle Scout. He was a very gifted guitarist. Music was a very important part of his life, where he was a member of the Harmony Exporters Barbershop Chorus, Crossways Music Ministry, and the Key Change Quartet. Bill was an avid deer hunter and a part of the Pioneer Water Skiers. Most of all, he was a devoted and loving husband and father.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Pryne; son, Keith Edward Pryne of Lumberton; daughters, Sandra Leigh Winters and her husband, Mike, of Delray Beach, Florida and Melanie Ann Hegwood and her husband, Ray, of Juneau, Alaska; four step-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ralph Pryne, Jr.; and sisters, Jimmie Pryne and Betty Jewell Alverson.

A gathering of Mr. Pryne’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m. with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 4, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or Texas Children’s Hospital, Office of Philanthropy, Suite 5214, P.O. Box 300630, Houston, Texas 77230-0630.

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a fine individual and christian man--he will be deeply missed.

Lindsey Britnell

Mary i'm so so sorry to hear of Bill passing he was such a wonderful man my prayer are with you and Family too

Sandi Winters

I thank God every day that he made you my wonderful Dad. . Thank you for teaching me to be strong and resilient. Rest in sweet peace until we meet again. I will love you forever and will carry you in my heart.. Fly high with the angels!

Mike Amy

I have worked with Bill for many years at Mobil Oil.. He was a great guy and had many friends there. He will be greatly missed.

Gary gorsich

So long old friend. Until we meet again.

Carol Lindsey

That smile is what I remember most from the years we went to church together! He always had a big smile for everyone!

Judy Morton

MaryJo.My heart aches for you and your family.Bill was such a great guy.May your memories comfort you as you go forward.Love and prayers to you and yours. Judy and Henry

Juliana Richmond Parks

All my love and prayers for you all...

Carol Fontenot

I will always have fond memories of Uncle Bill and his fantastic smile and wonderful sense of humor. He was such a kind man. Praying for the family.

Gerry Drake

I worked with Bill for several years before I left Mobil. He was a great mentor to me as I was learning the job. I always had a lot of respect for him and admired his easy going nature. I know he will be missed by his family and friends...Rest in Peace my friend...

Richard Barrett

One of the finest men I’ve ever met. Really enjoyed the few times we played music together with Johnny and Bro. Mark. Miss you brother

Mike Winters

Sandi Pryne Winters is my wife, and I’m so glad to be a member of the Bill Pryne family. Bill, you are greatly missed, but we will see you again in Heaven someday. Thanks for all of the memories and for your smiles and laughter and your sense of humor that brought cheer to all you met. RIP

Mary Jo Pryne

Daddy, I want to first of all thank our Heavenly Father for allowing us to have 63 years of marriage together. It's so hard to believe that you are not by my side at this moment~~~~but, I know you really are~~~I just can'[t see you ~~~my tower of love and strength all these years. You worked so hard for our little family, never once complaining so we could always have a little extra. There are so many who know what a wonderful and fine loving man you have always been, helpful and caring, I thank God you were a good Christian husband and father to us. I want you to rest now and enjoy your beautiful new home until we see you again. Sing with the angels and loved one's and friends. It has to be so wonderful to be in the presence of Jesus !!! Please ask Him to help us in the sad days ahead. And please have my cup of coffee ready for when I can share it with you once more. I love and miss you so much already.. Rest in the arms of our loving Father now !! I love you forever. Love, Mama

vincent tantillo jr

Bill never met a stranger. always had a smile.