Otto A. "Bud" Prier

Born: Mon., Jan. 12, 1920
Died: Wed., Feb. 12, 2014


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 14, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 15, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Dr. Otto A. “Bud” Prier, age 94, of Robinson, IL, died Wednesday February 12, 2014 at 12: 10 AM at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL, following several months of failing health.

Born January 12, 1920 in Robinson, IL, he was the son of Otto A. Prier Sr. and Eva Dale (Sutfin) Prier.  On November 26, 1943 he married Doris E. (Barrett) Prier and she survives.  They celebrated 70 years of marriage on November 26, 2013.

Bud served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII; worked as an Optometrist in Robinson, IL for 46 years; was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church, Robinson, IL where he served as Treasurer, Financial Secretary and Administrative Board Member many times; member of the Robinson Kiwanis Club for 65 years; member and past president, Quail Creek Country Club; lifetime member B.P.O. Elks #1188; 60 year member of the American Legion Post #69, Robinson, IL; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4549; Loyal Order of Moose #1369; former member of the Othniel Looker Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution; member and past president of Crawford County Historical Society; past president of Babe Ruth Summer Baseball League; former member of the Robinson Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Doris E. Prier, Robinson, IL; a daughter, Carol E. Ryan, Robinson, IL; three grandchildren, Theodore Ryan, Daniel Benjamin Ryan and Michael Allison Ryan and three great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a daughter, Dana Lynn Prier in October 1945.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday February 15, 2014 at 11:00 am at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Reverend Louis Youngs officiating.  Visitation will be Friday February 14, from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm and one hour preceding services from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday.  Private Family interment of Cremated Remains will be conducted with full Military Rites at the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County Historical Society or the O. A. Prier Memorial Fund, 1st United Methodist Church in Robinson, IL with envelopes available at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.

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Ingrid Monk
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
Doris & Carol,
Thinking of you at this time, Bud was welcomed by many upon his arrival at the gate of Heaven!

Robley Eagleton
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
My warmest love and heartfelt sympathies to you, Dorie and Carol. Many ,many wonderful memories of Doc....his generosity, warmth and rich sense of humor! One of the finest Gentlemen that its been my privilege to know and love. Robinson has lost another "great". Our prayers and thoughts are with you now and for the rest of time. We grieve with you. Robbie, Suzie & Kameron and Bobby.

Kay Ripley Fossett
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
12 years ago today, I lost my father, Gary Ripley. Dr. Prier became my optometrist when I was 10 years old and he was in Kiwanis with my Dad. 12 years ago, Dr. Prier honored my family by coming to the funeral home after Dad's passing. He was always very special to me. Mrs. Prier and family, you have my sincere sympathy.

Cathie Moore Bailey
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
Carol, although I have not lived in Robinson for many years now, I will always remember what a kind man your father was, and how much we relied on him as a professional. My sincere condolences to you, your mother and the rest of your family. May he rest in peace. Always a good man, I am sure God has a special place in his heart for your dad.

Judy Beall
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Bill .

To Doris & Carol, We love you and are in constant prayer for you and Bud. Wish we could be with you. Bill and Judy Beall, Jen and Matt Harp & family, Brian and Natalie Beall & family

John Herring
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
Doris and Carol: Although I have not lived in Robinson for too many years, I well remember our neighbor on Walnut Street and the relationship he had with my parents. I wish you both well and send my sincere condolences. John Herring

Sarah Patrick
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
How I will remember his boyish, impish grin and laughter! Uncle Bud was always full of life, fun, and someone we all loved very much. Carol and Aunt Doris, I wish I could provide you with peace and comfort. Our love goes to you!!

Jean E. Ubaudi
   Posted Thu February 13, 2014
Doris and Carol, Many fond memories of my mother and I going to see your husband/father on a yearly basis. He was such a wonderful man and loved his country and fellow man. My thoughts are with you both. Sincerely, Jean

Roger & Marsha Smith
   Posted Thu February 13, 2014
Our sincere condolences.

Beverly (Hood) Doty
   Posted Thu February 13, 2014
Dorie and Carol I was so saddened to read of Bud's death. My Dad thought so much of him. It was heart warming to me that they remained in contact by e-mail right up until the time my Dad had to go into the nursing home. My Dad loved that contact. I appreciated it so much when you came to the visitation at the time I lost my parents and wish I could do the same for you. Please know that you both are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Bev Hood Doty

Jim and Liz Rogers
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
so sorry to hear of doc's death. ...... A friend, a true gentleman, caring and giving and considerate of others. He will be missed by all. We will have you in our prayers Doris and Carol.

sue jones
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
Doris and Carol. We all at the museum will surely miss Doc. There is a saying "man of the year" well Doc was "man of the community". He was very rare indeed. If he thought he could help, he was right there in the midst. Please take care, he is always with you in memories. sue

David & Dora Ann Holmes
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
Doris & Carol We are sorry for your loss . He was a pleasant gentlemen and always very friendly. Our thoughts are with you at this time. David Dora Ann Holmes

Judy Beall
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
We would never have been ready to let him go --- but, in the blink of an eye, the angels came down and whisked him away. He is now in the presence of Jesus. How wonderful for Bud! We already miss his wonderful laughter and loving hugs. Bill and I feel very blessed to have been neighbors with Bud and Dorie for five years. What fun we had! We are certain that Bud will be building doll houses in heaven while singing " You Picked A Fine Time To Leave Me Lucille" !! So thankful that memories are forever. Love you, Bud! Judy & Bill

Pamela (Love) Morrison
   Posted Tue February 25, 2014
Dear Doris, I just found out today that you lost the "love of your life". I am so very sad for your loss. I just had the greatest phone conversation with him in January after my Mom's funeral. It was great to catch up and we had planned to get together in October. I was so looking forward to seeing you both. I reminded him he was my first boss and we laughed over some funny stories. He was such an important influence in my life and I will always hold him dear in my heart. I send my love to you and Carol. Love, Pam

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