J. Sam Prowell

October 27, 1944 ~ November 10, 2020 (age 76)


J. SAM PROWELL, 76, of Thompsonville passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 10, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Ewing, IL on Oct. 27, 1944, the son of Joseph Trelly & Sylvia (Pickett) Prowell.

Mr. Prowell was retired from Caterpillar.  He loved his dogs, Fuzz & Bear.  When he was younger he loved riding his Harley Davidson. He attended the Plasters Grove Free Will Baptist Church, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Benton & the Benton Elks.

Mr. Prowell is survived by his:

2 Daughters: Angela Ott of Lawndale

                         Christy Willman & husband Jerry of Waverly

3 Grandsons: Jake Day, Isaac Willman & Nathan Willman

1 Sister: Sonja Cesar & husband Phil of Buckner

Companion: Alice Faye Arnaud of Ewing

Brother-in-law: Virgil Lovin of Mt. Vernon

Mr. Prowell was preceded in death by his Parents, 1 Son-Joseph Gilbert Prowell, Siblings: Delmar R. Prowell, Marian McDonnough, Norma Lovin & Sandra Prowell Gocke.

GRAVESIDE Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. THURSDAY, Nov. 12th at Thurmond Cemetery in Ewing with Pastor Kevin Bullard officiating.  There will be No Visitation, those attending the service are requested to meet at the cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made in Sam’s memory to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc. or to Finding Forever Animal Rescue. 

Johnston Funeral Home in Ina is in charge of arrangements.

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Graveside Service
November 12, 2020

3:00 PM
Thurmond Cemetery
Tick Ridge Road
Ewing, IL 62896


Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc
305 South Illinois Street, Belleville IL 62220
Tel: 1-800-233-1708

Finding Forever Animal Rescue
1117 East Main Street, Marion IL 62959
Tel: 1-618-922-5186

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