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Vernon Reacel Prince

Vernon Reacel Prince, 58, of Oldtown, Kentucky went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, July 25, 2018 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia. Mr. Prince was born February 26, 1960 a son of the late Vernon and Pearlie Wilburn Prince. Although Reacel left this world too soon, he leaves a lasting impact on all who crossed his path. He had a deep passion for his hometown, Kentucky Basketball, the Cincinnati Reds, the Scioto Ribber, and United Dairy Farmer’s peach ice cream. He was a 1978 graduate of Greenup County High School. In 2005 he received his Master’s Degree from Ohio University in counseling. As a proud alumnus of Berea College, Reacel also served his country in the United States Navy. He worked as a youth counselor at Mended Reeds Mental Health in Ironton, Ohio. Reacel was a member of Greenup First Baptist Church. He married his high school sweetheart, Anita Archey in 2005 and they lived life to the fullest together. Perhaps one of Reacel’s proudest accomplishments was being Nick Yancey’s chosen dad. While the last several years of his life had its share of ups and downs including a kidney transplant, Anita lovingly cared for her soulmate, Reacel.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother Arnold Prince.

He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years Anita Kathleen Archey Prince

One son Nick Yancey of Greenup, Kentucky

His father-in-law and mother-in-law James and Marilyn Archey

Three brothers

Raymond and Karen Prince of Oldtown, Kentucky

Delbert and Rhonda Prince of Greenup, Kentucky

Elwood Prince of Flatwoods, Kentucky

Five sisters

Wanda Mae Prince of Floyd County, Kentucky

Ella Faye Parker of Grayson, Kentucky

Barbara Gollihue of Rush, Kentucky

Jean and Raymond McGuire of Grayson, Kentucky

Marie Bush of Grayson, Kentucky

A special niece Doretha Hunt

A host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Few people can forget his jolly laugh, quick advice and witty sense of humor. His family and friends are heartbroken, but there is comfort knowing Reacel is whole again in the arms of his Savior.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Monday at Greenup First Baptist Church in Greenup, Kentucky by Dr. Tom Melvin and Pastor Glen Stephenson. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery in Greenup. Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 pm on Sunday at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky and one hour before the service on Monday at the church.

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