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James Edward Prowell

March 29, 1949 — August 24, 2022


James Edward Prowell

James Edward Prowell, 74 of Harrisburg PA, affectionately known by his family and friends as “Jimmy”, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2022, at UPMC Harrisburg Hospital. He was born to the late Catherine Prowell Prunty and Charles Prunty


In addition to his parents, Jimmy was predeceased by his siblings, Robert Prunty, Daniel “Boone” Washington, Charles Frank Freddy “Fredro” Prowell, and Frank Prunty, children, Reese and Lamont Prowell.


Jimmy was born on March 29, 1949, in Harrisburg, PA. He attended John Harris High School where he graduated in 1968. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps.


Jimmy worked many years as a mixologist at both P.D.’s and The Olympic Sports Bar and Grille’s in Harrisburg, PA. He loved western movies, landscaping and remodeling homes. Jimmy was a very talented carpenter as well. He was loved by many people for his stylish clothing, handsome smile and terrific sense of humor. Jimmy would always make people laugh when at the end of every sentence he would laugh and say “whip”. Jimmy was a very hard worker, enjoyed meeting new people and was very compassionate about helping others.


Jimmy’s first love was swimming, he won several swimming awards as a youth. He became a lifeguard and boy scout at the Foster Street YMCA. In addition, Jimmy served as swim instructor and lifeguard at the Police Athletic League (PAL) on 3rd street in Harrisburg, PA.


Jimmy is survived by his sons, Andre Mosley Prowell and Marty Prowell, siblings, Barbara (Billy) Prunty-Crystal (a devoted sister with him until the end) of Harrisburg, PA and Henry (Lois) Prunty of Washington, DC and Susan (LeRoy) Prowell Venable of Atlanta, GA, five grandchildren, Shaunice, Chabri, Crystal, Leondra and Jahim Prowell, great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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Memorial Service

Saturday, October 22, 2022

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Open Door Church of Christ

1410 Marion St, Harrisburg, PA 17102

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