Nan Pryor

March 9, 1935 ~ August 12, 2022

Born in: Temple, Texas
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Nan Ellen Webb Pryor, 87, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2022, in Fort Worth, TX. Nan was born on March 9, 1935 in Temple, TX, to Lonnie Houston Webb and Juanita Pauline Foster Webb. Nan graduated from Rusk High School in 1953 and went on to earn a BS in Biology from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in 1957. She also earned her Master’s Degree from the University of North Texas. Nan had a 40+ year career as a Research Scientist with the USDA and retired in 2012 at age 77. Nan married Henry Eldred Pryor on June 3, 1957 in Rusk, TX. The couple had 3 children, Robert Pryor, of Galax VA, David Pryor, of Temple, TX, and Doug Pryor, of Arlington, TX. Nan was best known for loving people. While her career was as a Research Scientist, people were her mission. Specifically advocating and supporting mental health. Nan was very involved in her church and community in Bryan, TX where she lived for 50+ years. She endlessly supported her family and anyone in need. She was an avid swimmer, loved gardening, floral arranging, and serving others. Nan is survived by her sons Robert and his wife Susan, David and his wife Deleese, and Doug and his wife Robin. She has 17 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren with 2 more arriving later this year. She is also survived by two brothers, Joe Webb and his wife Nancy, and Foster Webb and his wife Dona, and their families. Nan is preceded in death by her husband and parents. The service for Nan Pryor will be held on Sunday, Aug 21st, 2:00 PM, at Wade Family Funeral Home in Arlington, TX in Wade Chapel. Visitation: Sunday, at 12:00 PM at Wade Chapel. Burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery in Rusk, TX. Memorial donations can be made in Nan’s name to the Webb Family Scholarship at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor (, or Royal Roots of Freedom mental health services for women in need (

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Public Visitation: Sunday, August 21, 2022 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Room: Chapel

Funeral Service: Sunday, August 21, 2022 2:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Room: Chapel

Graveside Service: Monday, August 22, 2022 1:00 pm

Cedar Hill Cemetery
268 Old Salem Rd.
Rusk, TX 75785

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  1. Praying for comfort for you all at this time! Nan was a lovely lady, and I’m certain you will miss her. Nan’s love and graciousness lives on on the lives of her family. God Bless You All!! ❤️

  2. Your mother was such a wonderful part of my early life in Bryan. All the way through high school and beyond she was always there for advice, help, wonderful meals and just good company. Sorry we grew apart as we got older- many wonderful and fun adventures and memories came from the family she raised so well.

  3. I knew Nan from a very young age, her Dad Baptized me in 1973 in Utopia where he pastored the Baptist Church.
    Nan came to the church with her husband and boys when they would come to visit her folks and I always enjoyed getting to see her sons.
    I never imagined that years later while in college at TAMU she would be the old friend that gave me a shoulder to lean on during one of life’s turmoil. Nan was and is a wonderful, loving and caring person and I will be looking forward to seeing her in heaven .
    God bless all of you and may Jesus bless you with His peace and comfort now and forever.

    With Love,
    David Mazurek

  4. Prayers of comfort, abundant peace, & His loving presence for each & every family member of dear Nan. Love, Vicki & Reg Richardson

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