Robert Leroy Prouse, Navy veteran

November 29, 2022

Robert Leroy Prouse, 81, of Millsboro, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at his home.   

Bob was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Coatesville, Pa., to the late Thomas and Helen Mitchell Prouse. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by a sister Darla Fritz; and a brother John Prouse.

He was a United States Navy veteran who served his country during the Vietnam era.

Bob retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. After retirement, he helped friends and family with odd jobs. He was a member of American Legion Post 28, as well as the Lions Club. Bob enjoyed motorcycle riding, camping, dancing and poker runs. He will be remembered as a kid at heart, easygoing, and a great storyteller, as well as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, who will be dearly missed.  

Bob is survived by his wife of eight years, Dorothy L. Harmon Johnson Prouse of Millsboro; three children, Jennifer Clarke (Edward), Michael D. Prouse (Kimberly) and Barbara E. McMaster (Tom), all of Lancaster, Pa. He is also survived by four stepchildren: Dynell Thompson (Tom) of North Carolina, Regina Moore (Johnny) of Pennsylvania, Donald E. Johnson of Millsboro, and Juan E. Johnson (Missy) also of Millsboro; a sister, Geri Adams of Rehoboth Beach; and a brother, Tom Prouse (Inda) of Waskom, Texas. He also leaves behind six grandchildren: Donald, David, Josh, Katelynn, Brandon and Ashely; and special grandchildren, Jax and Aaliyah; along with five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. for viewing and visitation. Interment with military honors to follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

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