Our beloved Daddy, Grandpa, Brother and Friend, John Babcock Prior, age 74, of Provo, died December 14, 1990 in Provo, Utah, from complications of heart and Alzheimers Disease.

Born August 4, 1916 in Spanish Fork, Utah to John and Susie Babcock Prior. He married Helen Virginia Jones, August 17, 1938 in Provo, Utah. She died on May 16, 1969. He married E. Twila Wimmer Wilkerson, March 24, 1971. She died October 22, 1990. He received his education in Spanish Fork schools. He was employed for Pacific State Cast Iron Pipe Plant in Provo, and then worked at Kennecott Copper in Magna before going to work at Geneva Steel Plant as an overhead crane operator, until he retired in 1975, after 35 years. Member LDS Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and gardening and loved to dance.He is survived by children, Mrs. David S. (Marilyn) Harris, West Valley; Mrs. Clarence M. (Barbara) Haynie, Orem; Mrs. Donald E. (Vicki Lynn) Whetzel, Salt Lake; Darwin Wilkerson, West Valley; Doyle Wilkerson, Sandy; DeLite Forrest, West Valley; 23 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, sisters, Blanche Tipton, Springville; Florence Christiansen, Spanish Fork; Susie Allred, Spanish Fork; LaRue Cangialosi, Studio City California. He was preceded in death by his sisters, May Carter and Harriett Larsen. He will be greatly missed by all his family.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 1990, 11 a.m. at Provo 12th Ward LDS Chapel, 945 East 700 North, Provo. Friends may call at Berg Mortuary, 185 East Center, Provo on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to services. Interment, Provo City Cemetery.

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