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Linis "Torch" Prentice, 90, of Danville, passed away July 17, 2017, at Carle Hospital in Urbana.
Linis was born March 28, 1927, in Snicarte, Ill., the son of Isaac and Rosa Mae Prentice.
Linis later married the love of his life, Gloria Thompson. She preceded him in death.
Linis leaves behind two sons, Duane H. Prentice and Richard (Debbie) Prentice; two grandsons, Christopher and Evan Prentice; and four great-grandchildren.
Linis was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, four brothers and two sisters.
He served in WWII as a UDT (Frogman) in the United States Navy. He always did things for veterans. He was a member of Danville American Legion Post 210, also the Forty & Eight, in which he served as Sous Chef de Chemin de Fer (Country Vice Leader). He also served over 12,000 hours as a volunteer at Illiana Health Care (VA). Linis was able to go on an Honor Flight, which he really enjoyed.
Torch worked for seven years for E.R. Bean Auto Supply, he then worked 31-and-a-half years for Olin Corp and Flexel in Covington, Ind. He was a member of Central Christian Church in Danville.
In his younger days, Linis was active in Red Mask. He loved going by the Knights of Columbus drawing numbers. He would go by the Gao Grotto and Dale's Place. Linis was a Cub fan and Cleveland Browns fan as well.
A Celebration of Linis's life will be at 1 p.m. Friday July 21, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville. A visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday July 20, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park following the service.
The family request that memorials go to Danville American Legion Post 210 in Torch's name. Please join Linis's family in sharing video, pictures and memories on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on July 18, 2017
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