Ray Ardis Prothro

December 10, 2020

Ray Ardis Prothro passed away in Marlow, Oklahoma on December 6, 2020, at the age of 94.

Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, December 12, at 10:00 AM at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Duncan with Rev. Doyle Sharp officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.

Ray was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on October 18, 1926, to William Bryan and Annie (Oliver) Prothro. He worked many years in the oilfield as a pumper for Mobil Oil after serving in the United States Army Air Corps and the Army. Ray married Billie Faye Renfro in Shreveport, Louisiana on August 20, 1951. They were married for 50 years before Billie's passing on June 23, 2002. Ray was an avid outdoors man that loved to hunt and especially fish. He was a jack of all trades and could do anything that he put his mind to. He was always willing to help anyone in need with home projects. He enjoyed working and building fiddles and violins. He was very musical and was able to play the guitar, fiddle, violin, and harmonica.

He is survived by his sons: Dennis Prothro and Cheryl Thompson of Salina, KS; Larry Prothro and wife Janelle of Salina, KS; five grandchildren: Alisha Prothro; Dennis Ray Prothro, Jr.; Audra Prothro; Megan Prothro Alameda; Graham Prothro; six great-grandchildren: Trent Prothro; Colton Prothro; Logan Prothro; Coral Prothro; Grace Alameda; Cosmo Alameda, and sister, Melba.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Billie Prothro; two brothers: William Arnold Prothro and Sanford Oswell Prothro; two sisters: Barbara and Annette; and his special friend of 17 years, Ramona McWatters.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Prothro Jr., Graham Prothro, Trent Prothro, Colton Prothro, Alex Gilmore, and Andrew Gilmore.

Honorary pallbearers will be Taylor Alameda, Cosmo Alameda, Logan Prothro, Shane Zell, Aaron Gilmore, and Adam Gilmore.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh.com.