Mr. Prowell served with the U.S. Navy (Aviation), rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He was deployed to many areas including the invasion of Okinawa. Prior to and after his military service, he was employed at DuPont in Old Hickory.
Visitation will be held 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Survivors include: his wife of 59 years Mrs. Dorothy Elaine Deal Prowell ; sister Betty Jean Prowell Mayberry; stepson Gerald Jerry (Judy) Miller; grandchildren Tammy, Wendy, Sandra and Glenda; 13 great grandchildren and five great, great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William Harvey and Mattie Belle Peak Prowell; brothers William Bernice Prowell, Thomas Harvey Prowell and Waters West Prowell; sisters Ida Sue Prowell Kinney and Thelma Belle Prowell Arnold; grandchildren Gerald Miller II and Teresa Miller.
Funeral arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.