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Cole Christopher Pryor, 24, of Weirton passed away Friday February 26, 2010 at his home. He was born on November 21, 1985, in Pittsburgh, PA a son of Christopher D. Pryor of Bulger, PA and Connie Long Koper of Weirton, WV. Cole worked construction prior to his injuries that he received in a construction accident. He was also formerly employed at Weirton Rental. Most of all Cole enjoyed living each day to the fullest. He loved the outdoors, and the water. His favorite pastimes included hunting, fishing, four wheeling, camping, tending to his dogs, attending Jamboree in the Hills, riding his Harley or just hanging out with his crew at the garage. He was a member of the Phoenix Society, and enjoyed helping others. He is survived by his parents, Christopher D. Pryor of Bulger, PA and Connie Koper and her husband Brian of Weirton, WV; his twin sister, Chessie Pryor of Saint Augustine, FL; maternal Grandparents, Linda and Charlie Carpenter of Barnesville, OH; paternal grandparents Billy and Patricia Pryor of Weirton, WV; maternal great grandparents, Ronald and Betty Swallie of Barnesville, OH, and Edna Long of Batesville, OH. Visitation will be 6-8 PM Sunday and 2-4 & 6-8 PM Monday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, where funeral services will be held 10 AM Tuesday. Interment will be at the Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville, OH Share tributes at

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  1. Chessie, so sorry to hear of your loss. I can’t pretend to imagine how hard this must be to lose your brother. I pray you get through it and find peace. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  2. To the Pryor and Koper Families: Mike and I would like to offer our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of Cole. His Grandfather built our house. To them, Billy and Patricia, we offer condolences on your loss. We will keep you and the family in our prayers. Sincerely, Mike & Dolores Koper

  3. Chris and Connie, My name is Judy Ash, you do not know me. Fifteen months ago, I lost my son Jeremy Ash to a motorcycle accident. I do believe our sons knew each other. Please forgive me, but I cannot make visitation at Greco’s because that is where Jeremy was. I so know exactly how you feel. Please, if you ever need a parent whom has lost a son to speak to, phone me. The suddeness of losing a child is the worst in life, but, you will survive, by a thread. I feel your pain. I am sorry I did not have the blessing of knowing your son, I am sure he was a wonderful person. If you need to share this pain, please email me or phone me. Sincerely, Judy Ash

  4. I only have known cole for about 4 years, I worked with him at PBI (Comcast). Cole was a hard worker, and he was a good guy. You will be in our prayers.

  5. To the Family of Cole Pryor: You have my condolences and my prayers. Cole was a great person and it doesn’t seem right that someone so young is called home.

  6. Chris, Chessie and Connie, There are just no words to say how sorry we are – Cole was a fine young man and will be missed. You are in our hearts and prayers & please know we are here if you need anything. May God walk with each of you in the days ahead. Donnie, Jeanne and Derek Vega

  7. Dear Connie,Chris and Chessie We are so sorry ,there’s just no words to make this right. Cole was such a great kid and grew to be a woundfull man. He always had such a big smile and a big old heart. God be with your family. The Busick’s Nick Lorie and Branko

  8. Dear Pryor family I am so sorry for your loss. My son tells me Cole was a great guy and an even greater friend. You are in my prayers.

  9. Billy & Patty: My deepest condolences in the loss of your Grandson. Keep the memories of him close to your heart and he will live on forever. God bless you and your entire family at this dificult time.

  10. Chris and family I know from “experience” that words at this moment cannot fix your broken hearts but time is your greatest friend and will help to heal this unfair kind of loss, and also keeping your love and memory alive in your hearts of your son and brother. Cole without question was an awesome person with a big heart and friend to all of us that knew him. Please except my deepest condolences and Chris my old friend, I will be there for you anytime you need me. God bless you and hold your hands Sincerely. Shag ,Marta and Sarah

  11. Connie & Chessie, Words, however what kind can’t mend your heartache: But it’s the little things that you will remember. Although it may seem hard right now, it’s the memories that keeps us going. My thoughts & prayers go out to your family.HuGs!

  12. Dear Pryor family, I am friends with Randy and remember when Chessie and Cole were born. I am sorry for your loss!

  13. What can I say. Ive known Cole my whole life. Preeschool, wrestling, middle school, high school, and alot of good times since. I just cant believe that there arent going to be any more of those good times. Ive sat here for the past few days just waiting for him to call me! Cole was the most strong minded person I have ever met in my life and he proved to us all that he could make it through anything. I guess God had bigger plans for him. Its hard not to be selfish and want him back but I know he will taken care of until we meet again. Wait for us Cole! We are going to have alot of catching up to do! I love you brother!

  14. Connie, I just met you and I fill like I have known you all my life you are a great mom the best. You did a wonderful job raising Cole and Chessie.They turned out to be wonderful young adults God took him to quickly away from all of us and he will be missed deeply RIP Cole Just wait for us we will see you soon Love Kathy, Weazel and boys Cole was a great kid We loved him like our own

  15. DU2CE We are all sadden about the death of Cole you know how we felt about him He will be missed and I want to let you know you will be forever in our hearts and prayers forever and ever Love Kathy,Weazel and Boys

  16. Chessie You will be in our thoughts and prayers through all this. I just cant imagine what you are going thought but you are strong. Love Kathy,Weazel and boys J and M Chopper Shop

  17. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time. May God give you the strength you will need to lift you during your time of sorrow. God Bless.

  18. May God Bless you all during this very difficult time! Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all! The Mallicone Family

  19. Chris, Connie, and Chessie, I am so sorry for your loss. It is absolutely devastating. Cole was like a second little brother to me over the years and I always enjoyed him being around. He was just a good guy with a huge heart. I will never forget him or all that he did for my family over the last few months. I hope that you all find the strength in each other through your hard times and that you know he will always be with you! Love always, Mandy

  20. Dear Chris, We are so so sorry for your sorrow. Please know that we are praying that God will grant you strength during this horrible time! With Love, Jenny and Terry

  21. Evan, You know you mean the world to me and I know you meant the world to cole He is watching over you and will forever I am sorry for your loss. We love you Your new Family Kathy,Weazel,and boys

  22. Cole was a great guy. I remember going to the wrestling tournaments with him and his family, the Marshalls, and mine when we were younger cramming in small trucks to car pool at times. Heart goes out to the Pryor family.

  23. chessie and family, im so sorry 2 hear about ur brother. u are all in my thoughts in prayers.if there is any thing i can do please let me know.i didnt know him well but i rememeber seeing him in high school and him always smiling. i hope u will find some peace in this. i know its hard 2 lose people. but know this the memories are what will help u through this. rest in peace cole pryor. ps. if u need any thing dont hesitate 2 get ahold of me.

  24. To many good memories to even start listing them.Deffinately going to miss you Brother R.I.P till we meet again.

  25. Chessie, I’ve known you and Cole since the first day of kindergarten. And I have to say, I’ve never known siblings that loved eachother and looked out for eachother like you two. I can’t wrap my mind around the fact that he is gone. Cole was one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing how much he loved you. I’m here if you need anything at all. Love, shelly

  26. Some of the first remembrances i have of Cole were from uncle bills “Bill baileys” we both loved spending time at his house. Cole and i became close friends over the years and had many great times together we were always going fishing,four wheeling or riding on our motorcycles.He had the same mentality as i do he would do anything just to be in the outdoors..Cole was the best friend anyone could ask for I always knew i could lean on him and that he would listen to me without passing judgement and that is the true meaning of a freind.He was always smiling even if he was having a bad day and he had the ability to make everyone around him smile.. Cole is deffinately an irreplaceable friend and he will truly be missed… Cole i hope you are up there with uncle bill catching up on things, Watch over all of us till we meet again my friend… Love You Brother Pat

  27. Dear Pryor Family, I want to start by telling you all i am so sorry for your loss. I can remember all the memores we shared when you were my neighbors. Although you both were much older than me i still loved having you around. When my mom called and told me, i was devistated. I can’t believ that Cole is actually gone. I haven’t seen him in years, and Chessie too, but i will always remember him in loving memory. I will prey for God to help your family through this awful time, take care, and sorry i am unable to make it. Sorry, & take care. In Loving Memory of Cole Pryor <3 * Tiffani

  28. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim and Jane Eaton

  29. To the family of Cole: our thoughts and prayers to each of you as you face this tragedy. May time try to heal this wound. Our deepest sympathy to you all.

  30. My most sincere thoughts and prayers are with your family. I pray for God to lift each of you and give you the strength you need right now and in each day to come.

  31. Dear Pryor Family, I am so sorry for your loss and can’t even imagine what you are going through. I was shocked when I heard the news. I thought back to when we lived on N. 20th street when I first met both Cole and Chessie and all the fun that we had when Cole was around. I haven’t seen him recently but will always remember him. I’ll pray that God will take care of both him and your family in this hard time. In loving memory of Cole.

  32. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I can remember Cole as a little boy at the dancing school watching his sister dance. My prayers are with your family. May God Bless!

  33. “Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” Chris, Chessie and the Pryor family, I am so sorry for your loss.

  34. Pryor/Koper famlies, With deepest sympathy to losing Cole. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  35. To all of Coles family members, I am so sorry for your loss, as I know it is quite a great loss because Cole was such a great person. For so many years, all the times he was ever at my house he was always the same. Always a grin. Always respectful. We had many great serious conversations over the years during his hair cuts, I was always so glad to see him. He is so loved and will be so missed by so many. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May your precious memories see you through each and every day. My deepest, heartfelt sympathy.

  36. Chessie and Family, What can I say that hasn’t been said before. My heart aches for you guys and if there is anything I can do for you PLEASE ask. Cole was one of Joe and I’s favorite friends of Paige’s. He always had a smile on his face, Joe loved that he would spend time with “the parents” talking race cars and such. You two had a special bond that as a parent I was proud to see. I just can’t believe that “one of the good guys” has left us so early in life. He will be greatly missed and my heart aches for you honey. Please know that he brought happiness and joy to everyone that met him and he sure made his short life exciting. All our love and prayers to you and yours. Love, Joe, Diane, Joseph and Kylie Matics

  37. I am sorry for all the pain and sadness your heart holds, I know how bad it hurts. I wish I had words to help. Cole worked for me at Reese Brothers 8 years ago, he always stopped in to say hello and tell me something funny. Every time I run into Cole he has been so polite and sweet. I hope you find peace in your heart knowing that heaven has another Angel. He is with you, you will feel him. I pray God gives you strength you each need.

  38. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cole was a great kid who grew to be a good man. I will never forget him as a child hanging around the mat or as the man always willing to help out.

  39. Dear Connie, Im so sorry for the loss of Cole. He made me strong through our hospital time together. I remember waking up in harmarville about three am, and there he was to make me laugh. Cole, you became my little brother the day i met you. i will always remember and miss you.

  40. I can remember all of the good times we had together when we hung out lots of fun.I am gonna miss u cole u were like a bro to me

  41. Connie & family ~~~ Chris & family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. It was always a joy to run into your son ~ always with a smile and a kind hello. He will be truly missed. You will be in our thoughts and prayers, Debbie and Ray Pernell

  42. Chris, Connie, Chessie & family; Our hearts go out to you. We can only imagine what you are going thru. Cole was like a family member to us. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Cole; we will be missing you always, loving you forever and forgetting you never. Bill, Lynne, Billy, Brad,& Boo

  43. Connie and Chessie, words cannot express our sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were truly privileged and honored to have Cole in our lives. We will always cherish the thoughts of having him at our house, watching him grow from an outgoing, respectful kid to the amazing man he was. Cole, you are deeply loved and truly missed. Until we see that giant smile again….. Love always, The Kernen Family

  44. My heart g0es 0ut to c0le’s parents and everyone cl0se to him. I remember the first time I saw Cole & I will never f0rget that day ! C0le always stayed p0sitive never negative In bad times and in go0d times..A couple 0f m0nths ag0 my Jeep was messin up s0 I pulled int0 the gas station and Cole was there. I used his phone to0 call f0r a t0e truck&C0le stayed with me in the h0t aftern00n sun until the t0e truck came..I w0uld 0f been so0 l0st if he wasnt there..We all have sum amazing st0rys ab0ut him and inwhich we will never f0rget. I will h0ld that memory cl0se to0 my heart. I LuV y0u 4 ever and always until we meet agian… <3

  45. We are so very sorry for your loss. We know there are no words that can ease your pain but do know that Cole was a wonderful person and a joy to be around. God bless all of you!

  46. Chessie and Family, My love and prayers go out to you!! Cole was such a great person and he will truly be missed. I will always keep the memories of him close to my heart.


  48. Chessie, Chris, Connie: Words are not adequate for the heartbreak I feel at the loss of Cole. I watched him grow from pre-schooler to teenager; in those years he was a nearly constant presence in my sons’ lives. I was very touched when Cole sent me a friend request on facebook and would keep in touch with me. I spoke with Chaz in Russia last Friday and I know he is every bit as saddened as I; I also know he’s already sent Chessie a personal note…you’re all in my thoughts at this tragic time.

  49. I met Cole later on in life. It was my 23rd Birthday. It has only been 5 years but i felt like I knew him my whole life. When I was down he always brought a smile to my face with that shit eating grin and corny laugh. We had some heart to hearts when feeling alone or needing a shoulder to lean on. I hope he’s given ’em hell in heaven! I’ll miss you!!! We all will miss you. You were a true blue friend to all of us.

  50. Connie, I can’t begin to tell you how very sorry we were to hear of Cole’s death , I’ve always tried to keep track of you through your Mom,I saw her at the Dollar store all the time. Michelle called me and told me this very sad news. Please know we share in your grief. Connie(Burkhart)Taylor and Tate

  51. To the Pryor Family, I have known Chessie and Cole since our elementary school at Liberty. Cole was such an amazing person. I just can’t believe that he is gone but God has bigger plans for such an angel. I’m so sorry for your loss and all of you will be in my prayers. God bless you Cole

  52. sorry to hear about your loss he was a good guy i knew him back in high school and when he was running with the weirton hieghts fire dept

  53. Chris & Family Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your son. We cannot imagine the hurt and pain you are going through. He must have been an amazing young man. Sounds like he would have loved our neck of the woods – 4-wheeling, etc. I remember when you and Connie would bring the twins to Grandpa’s. But have lost touch in keeping up with our own family and lives. (So sad this happens). We are thinking of you. Keep your memories close to heart, have faith in God and He will show you the way through this time. Our prayers are with you.

  54. Chris, Connie, Bill, Pat, and the rest of the Pryors…deepest sympathies from the Livingston Family. Our families grew up together…then we watched our kids run and play in the neighborhood too. Know that Cole’s life is and was cherished by all who knew him. Our hearts go out to all of you.

  55. Dear Connie and Chessie and the entire Family, I am so sorry for your loss..I can’t imagine what you are going through.I will keep you in my prayers.May God Bless you and help you through this very very difficult time.

  56. Cole, beautiful young man gone much too soon !! See you in glory little one Mr and Mrs Patragas(Damien’s parents)

  57. To Cole’s Family: I knew Cole, as a very good friend of my nephew, Chaz Levendorf & recall them spending much time together. I learned of his passing while visiting my nephew Zach Levendorf. This was quite a shock to the boys & they have fond memories of Cole. May the Lord guide you thru this difficult time & keep your faith strong. Chaz & Zach’s Aunt Vicki

  58. Chessie, Connie, and Chris: Words can’t express how sorry I am for your family. I know Cole and I had lost touch over the years, but I always knew he was someone I could count on. He was good-hearted and loyal; he always made his own decisions and never seemed to regret any of them; and, he wasn’t scared of anything. This is how I will remember Cole. He was one of my best friends, and he helped me through some hard times.

  59. My heart goes out to your family. Cole was a great guy and wont ever be forgotten. Im so sorry for your loss.

  60. I love and miss you so much!! You were the most amazing man…strong willed and the biggest heart ever. You lived your life to the fullest everyday with a smile on your face no matter how much pain you were in. And your smile will forever remain in my heart. I will never stop missing you nor will I ever stop loving you!! My heart will feel whole again one day…when we meet again. I love you cuz!!! Forever and Always, AJ

  61. Chris and Family, I heard of your son’s passing through my sister who still lives in the area. Of course, I worked for your dad while I was a high schooler. You were just a little guy when I left for the Air Force in 1965. I’m so sorry for your loss. We lost our oldest son in 2004. It’s a tough shot but you can get through it. The Lord is gracious and he will carry you through if you’ll let him.God bless you and your family.

  62. coleski…i miss ya man. i aint got much to say but im just ridin this thing out til the end. i just want to see u again man. we love you bro.

  63. ♥ Thought of you today, but thats nothing new. I thought about yesterday and the day before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture frame. You and I will never part. God has you in his keeping and I have you in my heart. ♥ ♥ COLE ♥

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