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Eugene "Gene" L. Prohl

November 24, 1933 — December 6, 2022

North Little Rock

Eugene "Gene" L. Prohl

 

Eugene Leonard “Gene” Prohl, 89, of North Little Rock passed away December 6, 2022.  He was born in Hot Springs, AR to the late Wellington Eugene and Sally Alice Crane Prohl. 

He graduated from Hot Springs High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict aboard the submarines USS Carp and USS Tilefish.  He then graduated from Arkansas Tech University (Arkansas Polytechnic College at the time) with a degree in Music Education and taught band for eight years in Waldron, Murfreesboro, and Newport, AR.  When a teacher’s salary wasn’t enough to support a family, he joined IBM and retired as a Program Support Representative after 29 years. 

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Little Rock where he served as an usher for over 40 years. 

He was a member of the North Little Rock Community Concert Band (playing flute and serving on the Board of Directors), USSVI Razorback Submarine Base, and Holland Club. 

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Sara Barborek Prohl; daughter Valerie Boyce, her husband Brian, and their children Jacob Boyce (wife Haley) and Zachary Boyce (fiancée Kainna Rambo); and son F. Eugene Prohl, his wife Toni, and their children Ethan Williams (wife Therese), Sean Williams (wife Jessica), and Emily Prohl. 

Viewing is 4:00-7:00 PM, Thursday, December 8, at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian burial is 10:00 AM Friday, December 9, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, NLR.  Interment with military honors will follow at 2:00 PM, at Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle.

Memorials may be made to NLR Community Concert Band (c/o Rico Belotti, P.O. Box 153, NLR AR 72115) or to the Razorback Base – USSVI (memo note: Razorback Maintenance Fund, c/o Pete Jilek, Treasurer – Razorback Base, 234 Glenn Hill Drive, Alexander AR 72022-9430). 

Arrangements by Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114, 501-758-1170.--

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Viewing

Thursday, December 8, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home - North Little Rock

1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 9, 2022

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

7000 John F Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock, AR 72116

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Interment

Friday, December 9, 2022

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

Brearley Cemetery

Dardanelle, AR 72834

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