Jefferson D Prosise
September 6, 1926 – May 8, 2020
Jefferson Davis Prosise (Jeff) passed away May 8, 2020 at home. Jeff was born September 9, 1926 in Millersview, Texas. He served his country in World War II in the Army in Japan. He married Sybil Mullins and took training in a Church of Christ Ministerial School in Kerrville, Texas. They moved to Grants Pass, Oregon in 1950 to become a minister of a Church of Christ and continued until his death.
Jeff was a very devoted man of God and a man of strong convictions. He spent 33 years in the local Search and Rescue group and was also Chaplain for the Sheriff’s department delivering death notices.
He married Joan Mayhugh in 2002. He owned Caveman Upholstery, Caveman RV and Caveman Metals. A man of multiple talents who never slowed down.
Jeff is survived by his sister Shirley McIntosh of Texas, wife Joan Prosise, sons Glen Prosise of Medford and Daniel Prosise of Grants Pass, daughters Janice Feagan of Applegate and Christy Hager of Grants Pass, Billy Robinson Prosise, caretaker and friend whom Jeff helped raise from childhood, and stepdaughter Mary Mayhugh and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Sybil and daughter Joy Prosise. He will be laid to rest at Eagle Point National Cemetery.
Monday, May 18, 2020
Jefferson D Prosise
May 17, 2020
It’s hard to think of anything that can be said about Jeff’s contribution to this life that hasn’t already been said.
For our family, our kids call Jeff, Grandpa Jeff. That gives you an idea of how important and close we all were. Spence, my father-in-law may have never come to Christ without Jeff’s help. Having fought in WWII and seeing the horrors that beset the Jews, Spence could not understand why God would let that happen. Jeff was able to assist him with that understanding. Bringing Spence and Sarah, Carole’s parents, into the family of God. Certainly, there are others with similar stories.
For me, it is hard to imagine that I would have ever been able to preach, teach and serve as an elder without the influence and encouragement of Jeff for my first 20 years of being a Christian. We moved out of the area in 2004. Carole loved him like a second dad. My family and I are forever grateful for his steadfastness and his example.
He has been poured out. And I am sure he was ready to go and be with the Lord.
May God bless all of those who will miss him with comfort, peace and ever stronger faith.
Love ya big brother,
May 15, 2020
Jeff was a great friend and Pastor. Was there for our family when needed.
Grandma Fannie Mathies and my mother Evelyn Howerton , enjoyed his services.
Rest in Peace. And thank you for your service to our country, and service to the Lord.