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Wes Prottsman - December 19, 2012


Wesley Prottsman was born May 2, 1978 in Springdale, Ark. He was one of two sons born to Ronnie and Mary Frances Tindell Prottsman. He died Dec. 19, 2012.

The family lived in Augusta, Ga. when Wes was a young boy and moved to Enterprise, Ala. where he attended school, graduating in 1975. Wes attended college at South Alabama in Mobile for a year before transferring to Jacksonville State in Jacksonville, Ala. where he majored in communications.

He lived in Birmingham, Ala. until 2010 when he moved to his grandparents’ farm home south of Venango, Neb. He worked as an irrigation repairman.

Wes was married to Christina Lee on April 13, 2011 in Grant, Neb.

He was a passenger in a car near Holyoke on Wednesday morning, Dec. 19, when it collided with a truck during blizzard conditions and poor visibility. He died at the scene. Wes was 34 years old.
Wes is survived by his wife, Christina; parents, Ron and Mary Fran Prottsman of Panama City Beach, Fla.; brother, Whitney and wife Laura of New Orleans, La.; grandmother, Eunice Prottsman of Grant, Neb.; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Dec. 22, 2012 at the Venango Community Church with Pastor Chris Costrini officiating. Cremation followed the service, and Wesley’s cremains were to be scattered by his family.

Bullock-Long Funeral Home in Grant was in charge of arrangements.