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Julian "Hank" A. Prosser

October 19, 1925May 6, 2019
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Memorial service for Julian A. “Hank” Prosser, 93, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Reformation Lutheran Church with a luncheon to follow. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo is assisting the family.

Mr. Prosser passed away Monday, May 6, 2019. Born in Hannah, SC, he was a son of the late Lyndon and Lurie Poston Prosser. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Barbara Reynolds Prosser.

Mr. Prosser was a member of Reformation Lutheran Church and a proud recipient of the Via De Cristo fourth day cross, wearing it every day and living its meaning. He was a bluegrass musician (mandolin) and founder of The Carolina Rebels Bluegrass Band, performing all over the U S and Canada for 40 years. Mr. Prosser was the 2019 recipient of the SC Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award. He was a former Mason and Shriner. A proud US Navy veteran, having served in WWII, and a 2017 Honor Flight participant.

Surviving in addition to his wife Barbara, are his children, Barbara Prosser, Peggy Winfrey, David Prosser; grandchildren, Jennifer Ekovich (Nick), Karen Lovette, Matt Prosser; great-grandchildren, Ardyn Lovette, Aubrey Lovette, Tanner Ekovich, Bryleigh Prosser; and brother LaFonne Prosser. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Ron Winfrey; his brothers Ravenel Prosser and Franklin Prosser.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Reformation Lutheran Church, 1118 Union Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Please share memories at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 11, 2019

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, May 11, 2019

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Brian Christiano

June 6, 2019

I will always remember Hank from the times I got to play music with him. He loved his music and the people with whom he interacted. He will be missed.

Later, after I had known him for some time, David, his son, told me that he had been a Coxswain in the Navy in the Pacific Theater (WESTPAC) and had been at Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. He never spoke of it but as a retired submariner, I gained a new insight into what made up the person I already respected so highly.

Ken Altman

May 9, 2019

Peggy and I will miss this good man. Never did I hear him speak a bad word of anyone. I really enjoyed the times we were together and picked a few, or a lot. Ken

Johnny Fenlayson

May 8, 2019

Hank was a friend of mine since 1979. We played music everywhere and always had a good time. We will all miss Hank.

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