James E. Prosser, 61, of Youngsville passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019. He was born June 13, 1957 in Shelbyville, Illinois a son of the late Lawrence and Kathryn (Downs) Prosser.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years Catherine Grace Dyson Prosser, his daughter, Marissa (Rooster) Caitlin Prosser, his son, Jacob Scott Prosser, his honorary daughter, Sina Marlena Schuldt, his sister, Polly Jane Prosser, his brothers: Larry Dean Prosser (U.S. Army Retired) and Paul Scott Prosser.
He is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. in U.S. History (Hon). He served in the U.S. Air Force for 27 years, and the last seven years as a First Sergeant. He was a passionate advocate for all Veterans and worked hard to make sure every Veteran received the benefits that they earned.
Jim was a devoted son who fulfilled his promise to his Mother to show her the world. He was also an amazing husband and father who kept his promise, “we may never be rich, but I guarantee that you’ll never be bored.” He thoroughly enjoyed traveling and loved to learn about different cultures. Through his travels he developed a love of photography that he shares with his son, Jake. Being an avid golfer, one of his favorite trips was to St. Andrews to play the Old Course. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
A time of visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday February 7, 2019 at Bright Funeral Home 405 S. Main St. Wake Forest, NC 27587. Interment will be held at a later time at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to one of the following: USO or North Carolina Dept. of the American Legion or to a local food bank.