Mike Pryor

Born: Fri., May 10, 1957
Died: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018


5:00 PM Thu., Dec. 13, 2018
Location: Carlisle Christian Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Dec. 14, 2018
Location: Carlisle Christian Church

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Michael Jennings Pryor, 61, Nicholas County Judge/Executive, husband of Monica Moore Pryor, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

A Nicholas County native born May 10, 1957 to the late Paul & Marjorie Gross Pryor, he was a 1976 graduate of Nicholas County High School, a longtime building contractor and dedicated member of the Carlisle Christian Church where he served as a Deacon. Mike gave selflessly to his community through his work as Chairman of the Nicholas County Democratic Party, Chairman of the Bluegrass Area District Board, member of the Bluegrass Area Development Board, the Regional Jail Board for Bourbon & Nicholas Counties, Bourbon Community Hospital Executive Board, Executive Committee of the Bluegrass Area Development District, Economic Development Board, Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts, WEDCO, Nicholas County Board of Health, Nicholas County District Extension Board, Chairman of the Planning and Development Board for the new judicial center, Local Elected Officials Governing Board and as a past member of the Sharpsburg Water District.

Also surviving are his 2 children: Crystal (Kenny) Staley, of Lexington, and Tyler (Natasha) Pryor, of Cynthiana; 3 step-children: Jonna (Kevin) McGuire, of Mt. Sterling, Jessica Webb, of Lexington, and Christian George, of Carlisle; 2 sisters: Mona (Dan) Cummins, of Paris, and Sherry Pryor (Mark Bischoff), of Willisburg; 6 grandchildren: Jack McGuire, Oliver Pryor, Will Staley, Elise McGuire, Olivia Pryor and Meredith Staley.

Services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Carlisle Christian Church with Rev. Steve Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Carlisle Cemetery.

The family would like to give special thanks to the entire staff of the 11th Floor at the UK Markey Cancer Center for their exceptional care of Mike during his illness.

Visitation will be after 5:00 P.M. Thursday at the church.

Charitable donations may be made in Mike's memory to the following organizations:

Carlisle Christian Church
242 Locust Street, Carlisle, Kentucky 40311
Tel: 859-289-5266

PAWS - Paris Animal Welfare Society
6 Legion Road, Paris, Kentucky 40361
Tel: 859-988-9800

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Pamela King
   Posted Mon December 10, 2018
Much prayers for Mike's family. He will be dearly missed. Always there for others and such a kind person.Hugs for you Monica.

   Posted Mon December 10, 2018
So sorry prayers for family.

Roxanne Bow
   Posted Mon December 10, 2018
You have my deepest sympathies.

Betsey Estes
   Posted Mon December 10, 2018
Sending prayers forthe friends and family who knew Mike, he will be sadly missed by ALL..
May God give you strength and guidance throughout this time..🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️

JoEtta & Pat Hutson
   Posted Mon December 10, 2018
Mike built our home 6 years ago. I learned then what a great man he was. Daily he asked me if I was happy with the progress made and if not, he would fix it without a complaint . We had many chats on my porch discussing life and how blessed we were. He was a man of his word and he will truly be missed. Sending prayers to his family & friends. God truly gained another angel today.🕊

Paul & Sandy Hamilton
   Posted Mon December 10, 2018
Mike and really the entire family are dear friends. He will be dearly missed by our community. He was a great leader and has taken care of our sweet Nicholas County. He's surely in heaven, running around and catching up with his friends and loved ones! We miss you Mike until we too, are caught away.

Timothy Henderlight
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
I'm going to miss the laughs we shared in his office and the dinners at the
Kentucky County Judges Conferences.
Prayers for Monica and Mike's extended family.
Nicholas County has lost a good man and a good friend to Nicholas County.

Debora Cord Wilson
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
My deepest condolences. I pray that God will comfort the family during this time.

Glenda Lemons
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
What an all around great guy! Aside from all of his political accomplishments, he was a wonderful person to be around. Always with a smile or a joke. He will be so missed by his family as well as his many friends and colleagues. Gone too soon. Rest In Peace my friend ❤️🙏❤️

Chris and Liz Cobler
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Sherry, our hearts go out to you. You are in our prayers and we send our love.

Norma Gaunce LeMaster
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this time of needs.. Mike was a good man and a wonderful friend..God Be with all of you through this hard time...

Steve and Karvel Stull
   Posted Tue December 11, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family as you go through this very difficult time. We were so very blessed to call Mike our friend, he meant so much to us. We pray God comforts you and give you peace that passes all understanding.

Joyce Wilcher
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
My deepest sympathy to you Crystal, and your loved ones. The loss of your Dad is deep.
I pray in time, the pain will become less by reflecting on all the good times you had with him. Love and prayers of comfort and peace, Joyce Wilcher.

Kevin Webb
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018

GARDEN PATH was sent by Brock McVey.

Please accept our deepest sympathy. From everyone at Brock McVey

Patrick W Gilkey
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
My Deepest Sympathy to the Pryor Family.

Nicholas County Senior Center
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
Thoughts and prayers to all the family Mike was a great man he helped us with anything that was needed always had a kind word for all our seniors he will be greatly missed.

Bobby C. Rogers, Bath County Judge Executive
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
So sorry for your loss, he will me missed.

Mike Maggard
   Posted Thu December 13, 2018


Sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Mike Maggard

   Posted Thu December 13, 2018
It is hard for me to understand why Mike was called away much to soon. He loved life and he was so happy with the life he was living. God must have had a special reason for taking him at this time. We must trust that God knows what is best. May God now bless and be with his loving wife and all of his family and friends during this difficult time and help them throughout the days ahead.

   Posted Fri December 14, 2018
I am deeply sorry to hear of the family's loss. I hope you find great comfort in the company and memories of one another as well as in God's promises for the future. Revelation 21:4

Cyndi Allison Hammonds
   Posted Fri December 14, 2018
So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. My prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Cyndi Allison Hammonds

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