of Searcy, AR
June 3, 1938 - January 23, 2022
Guy Houston Prince, 83, of Searcy, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Baptist Medical Center in Heber Springs. He was born June 3, 1938, in Griffithville, Arkansas to the late George Ervin Prince and Dolly (Mahan) Prince. He married the love of his life on July 4, 1963. He was a faithful Christian who loved God and His Word and together with his wife, raised his family to love God and taught them about Jesus. He was a kind, loving, and generous person, and a devoted and loyal husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He continuously put others ahead of himself, especially his wife and family. He was strong and courageous; a ray of light in the world. He had a positive outlook throughout his life, even as Parkinson's was taking away his strength. He kept his sense of humor until the very end, and he was famous for his "dad jokes". He gave his very best effort to make things as easy as possible for those who cared for him throughout his illness. Through the most difficult times in life, he trusted in God's plan and kept the faith that things would all work out for good, whether here or in eternity. He worshiped with the College church of Christ from 1976 until his death - he was faithful in worship even virtually when he was no longer able to be in person. He will be deeply missed but we rejoice that he will receive a new, perfected body and we look forward to the day we are reunited with him forever.Guy grew up in Griffithville, and at 18, left for Chicago and worked hard learning the skills of his trade, and served with the Army Reserves. He moved back to Searcy to marry and became a building contractor, completing many major commercial and residential projects. He taught his son who followed in his footsteps. Evidence of their hard work stands all around central Arkansas. He taught many things to his son-in-law as well which allowed him to see some of his grand-children learn and help build a house. He saw their handiwork before he passed away, knowing his legacy would live on.He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Brenda Alece (Rodgers) Prince of Searcy, his daughter Kathy Ann (Prince) Flynn and husband Jerry Allen Flynn of Searcy. He deeply loved his grandchildren and their spouses: Bailie Elise (Prince) Koch and husband Tanner Allen Koch of Bryant, Austin Drew Flynn and wife Holly Ann (Lawler) Flynn of Bentonville, Marlie Elizabeth (Prince) Jackson and husband Marlon Ste'van Jackson of North Little Rock, Jordyn Faith (Flynn) Raley and husband Corbet Maxwell "Max" Raley of Searcy, and Kylie Hope Flynn of Searcy. He was elated to meet his great-grandchild in 2021, Harper Lynnleigh Koch and one of the last things he did on this earth was FaceTime with her watching her learn to walk. He loved his daughter-in-law, Robin Leigh (Adams) (Prince) Cox and husband Darren Cox of Murfreesboro, AR, and their children, Zachary Augustus Cox of Springfield, MO, Hadley Garrett Cox and Sophia Emsley Cox, both of Murfreesboro. He is survived by a brother, Alfred Thomas Prince and wife Velma Lee (Pankey) Prince of Bradford.He was preceded in death by his parents, George Ervin Prince and Dollie (Mahan) Prince of Griffithville, his two sons Thomas Richard Prince (infant, 1965) and Jimmy Guy Prince (1968-2009) of Jacksonville, AR, one brother George "Junior" Ervin Prince, Jr. of Griffithville, grandparents William Thomas Prince and Eska Mae (Stephens) Prince of Griffithville, and John R. Mahan and Calsada A. "Parthena" (Dyke) Mahan of Griffithville and many other family members and friends.Visitors may view at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home in Searcy on Tuesday, January 25th, between the hours of 3 pm and 9 pm. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 26th at 2 pm at the Romance Cemetery in Romance, Arkansas. The family respectfully requests that attendees wear masks and maintain social distance.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Children's Home Incorporated in Paragould, Arkansas. An online guestbook is available at rollerfuneralhomes.com.
I love you, Papal. Thank you for everything. I will never forget the look on your face when I told you I got the job I was so hopeful for, just 2 days before you were gone. You were the first person I told. I didn’t know that that the person who hired me had already told you she was going to offer me the job. You believed in me, and you were always so proud. I will never forget that. I’m going to make that pumpkin pie this year, and we’re all going to eat it. I will cherish that voicemail forever.
I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful and godly man. I remember his faithfulness in worship at the College Church of Christ. May your hearts be comforted in knowing that we will see Guy and David by and by. We believe and truly know that. David died on the 31st so close to Guy’s passing. So much grief right now. Love you and your family,Lola Crouch.
My sincerest condolences and prayers for comfort to Kathy, Jordyn, Kylie and all of the family. Lola Raley
We want to send our love and prayer to your family. God Bless
Dear family, So sorr;y to hear of your lose. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the days to follow. Take comfort in Our Lord and rely on His strength day by day. Love and comfort each other and smother your sweet Mom with love and care. Prayers for all
Our Love and Prayers to Your Family
My deepest sympathy to you, the family. Guy was such a good example to follow, he loved and cared for his family and friends. He was such a good neighbor to my family when they lived in Romance. Prayers for you to be comforted. Love you Brenda.
There are many words, perhaps more than I know, that describe Guy Prince, but when “pressed down and shaken together,” they reveal that he was a man of integrity.
The measure of a man is his love for his Lord and for his family and in displaying a servant’s heart. That legacy and example continue on in the lives of those he loved.