V.K. Prince, age 82, of Bismarck, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.

V.K. Prince, age 82, of Bismarck, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. He was born Sept. 7, 1930, the son of William Oather and Marie Hancock Prince. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He and his father owned and operated Prince Butane Co. in Bismarck for a number of years, was employed by Ouachita Marine and retired from Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in 2002.

He was preceded in death by his father; and his wife, Irene Prince.

Survivors include four sons, Mike (Darlene) Godwin and Eddie (Geneva) Godwin all of Bismarck, Todd (Marcie) Prince of Caney, and Mike (Shannon) Prince of Arkadelphia; four daughters, Linda Donahou of Hot Springs, Deborah Hathcoat and Shirley (Roger) Melton all of Bismarck, and Lisa (Billy) Garrett of Caddo Valley; his mother, Marie Prince of Bismarck; one sister, Betty Whitley of Bismarck; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, in the Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Chapel in Arkadelphia with Bro. Chris Morrison and Bro. Van Glidewell officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Bower Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Sign the online guestbook at www.ruggleswilcox.com.