Thomas W. Pryor, of Dallas, passed peacefully in his sleep on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the age of 83. He was born on a rabbit farm in Bend on Jan. 9, 1935, to Harry and Claire Pryor. When Tom finished high school, he joined the Army serving his country during the Korean Conflict.
He married the love of his life, Blanche Samson, in 1956 in Bend, where their sons Michael and Tommy and daughter Vickie were born. Blanche, Tom and the children moved to Dallas, in 1964, where he owned a Chevron Station in Rickreall and later worked for Rickreall Farm Supply until he retired. Tom enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Blanche; and sons Michael (Trythena) and Tommy; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Tom is preceded in death by his daughter Vickie.
A memorial service will be held on 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dallas, 320 SE Fir Villa Road. Restlawn Memory Gardens and Funeral home is caring for the family.