Wilton Michael “Mike” Prince: Loris

1946 – 2021

     Wilton Michael “Mike” Prince of Loris passed away on Thursday, March 4. He was 74.

     He was born on Aug. 28, 1946, a son of the late Liston Clio “Bill” Prince and Mary Alice Parker Prince.

     Mike was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to everyone. He loved his Savior most of all and was faithful to his church, Mt. Vernon Baptist, where he served as deacon, Sunday school teacher, choir member and grounds keeper. He took much pride in his work for the Lord and was a faithful servant.

     He served his country in the U.S. Navy and S.C. National Guard.

     Mike was a past Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 822 where he molded many boys to become productive young men in service to God and their Country. He was a volunteer fireman for Horry County Fire Station 17 and Loris Fire Department. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Loris Masonic Lodge #205. He retired from the City of Loris after 28 years of service. Mike was also a loyal Clemson Tiger fan.

     Mike is survived by his wife of 48 years, Frances Cox Prince; sons Mark Prince (Angela) and Dart Prince (Stacy); grandchildren Caleb Boyd, Ryan Boyd, Micah Prince, Bailey Prince, Canyon Prince, and Parker Prince; great grandchildren Layton Boyd and Scout Boyd; his brothers Leonard Prince (Shirley)of Newport News, Virginia, Harry Prince (Diane) of Loris, Teddy Prince (Doris) of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and a sister, Mary Rhodes (Mike) of Loris; a sister-in-law, Meleisa Prince; many additional special sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews; and his special fur babies Prissy and Squeaky.

     In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother. Kenneth Prince.

     Family would like to thank the loving and compassionate care he received from Crescent Hospice Staff – LeAnne, Christy, J.R. , and Michelle.

     Memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 4301 Red Bluff Road, Loris, SC 29569.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. Rodney Hord and Rev. Mark Hughes officiating, committal services, with military honors, following at Grainger Cemetery.

     Visitation was planned for the hour preceding the service at the church.

     Family asks that all who attend wear masks and practice social distancing.

     A guest register is available here.