Mark Lee Prince August 22, 1957 – April 12, 2022
Mark Lee Prince was born in Nashville, Tennessee. Mark was predeceased by both of his parents, Evelyn Barnes and William Richard Prince, his sister Rebecca Gail (“Becky”) Prince and his brother Randall Eugene (“Randy”) Prince. His health began to decline when he lost his oldest grandson, Taylor Isabell, and Taylor’s fiancée, Shelby Cox, in a horrible car accident, and shortly thereafter an infant great-grandson, Liam Emmitt Allgood. Mark is survived by his wife, Julia Mitchell Prince, daughters Jennifer Prince Michon (Wayne) and Julia Nicole Prince; brother Richard Prince; devoted niece Teresa Norrod; grandchildren Brianna Isabell, Jonathan Michon, Alayna Michon, and Grayson Taylor Scott Prince; three great grandchildren; uncles and aunts, nephews Rodney Prince and Alex Christie and niece Katrina Christie, and many cousins and other extended family. He is also survived by his beloved “babies” Moses and Olive.
Mark was a member of Kingston Springs United Methodist Church and worked in the printing industry as an expert bindery folder operator his entire adult life until his recent decline in health this past year.
Mark never met a stranger and had a heart of gold. He had a beautiful soulful voice and loved to sing and play guitar with so many friends. He was an avid golfer, an all-star little league catcher, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Room at the Inn, and sang in the Church Choir as well as the Cheatham County Choral Society. He coached softball for his wife’s teams and was a part of the “chain-gang” for the Harpeth High School home football games when his daughter, Julia Nicole, was a student. He was a devoted Chicago Bears fan from his youth and never waivered in his love of “Da Bears.” He loved camping and fishing, especially with his children and grandchildren when they were young.
Mark was outgoing and loved by many. His sense of humor was profound and infective and he had the knack to make people forget their own troubles if only for a little while. He had a special bond with his late grandfather, Asa Prince, who taught him how to grow a vegetable garden beyond belief. No matter his troubles, sufferings or hardships, his faith in God never waivered and he loved reading his daily devotions from the Upper Room or other devotional every morning with his coffee. A memorial service will be at Kingston Springs United Methodist Church at 368 N. Main Street, Kingston Springs, Tennessee 37082, at 1:00 PM on Sunday, April 24, 2022, with visitation one hour prior to the service. A private family graveside service will be scheduled at a later time