Our beloved father, friend, and brother, Thomas Wayne Prince died November 8th, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Tom was 64 years old and was born and raised in Ely, NV. Living in a small town Tom knew everyone and everyone knew him.
Following his graduation from White Pine High School he joined the United States Army and served for 9 years. After returning home in 1976 he joined his father, Wayne Robert Prince, in the family business selling insurance to the great residents and business owners of Ely, Nevada. Later he would dabble in small business ownership owning the first food truck to serve the crews that were building the new Nevada Department of Corrections that would offer more jobs and stability to the community and eventually be where he retired from as Lieutenant.
Tom and his father were inseparable spending every waking moment together hunting, fishing and fabricating metal and wood projects until the wee hours of the night. The loss of his father was hard but his memory lived on. They had such a special relationship. It’s with a warm heart that we can imagine them reuniting like no time has ever passed.
Tom is preceded in death by his father, Wayne Robert Prince, his mother, Colleen Taylor Charter and step mother Nadine Prince. He is survived by his sisters, Sandra Williams, Kathy (Dan) Marich, and Peggy (Paul) Butcher. He is also survived by his step father, Roy Charter as well as three step brothers and one step sister, Barry Baker, Brett (Judy) Baker, Bradley (Brenda) Baker and Bunee (Gary) Lane. They all share a special bond even to this day. His sisters spent every minute possible with him during the last few months and cared so much for him. He will forever be in their hearts. Tom leaves behind his three children, Robert Prince, Shelly (Walter) Chenoweth and Brittnie (Mike) Lake. Although they lived so far away from their dad the bond between a father and his children could never be broken. They share so many memories and he will live on in spirit and be in their hearts always. Tom also has four grandchildren, Brandon, Ashley, Tayler Shae and Bailey and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his dear friend and companion Terry Ann Betschart who loved and cared for him to the end. Terry and Tom enjoyed socializing with his many friends, the outdoors and watching sports.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 15, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Ely LDS Stake Center. Graveside Services and Military Honors will follow at the Ely City Cemetery.
Our dad was loved by all and touched so many lives. He will be missed and remembered for his generosity, kind heart, hard work and influential knowledge.