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William Harold Prothman

August 14, 1930 — October 5, 2014

Mr. William Harold Prothman

Aiken SC—A celebration of life service for Mr. William Harold Prothman, age 84, will be held 2:00 pm  Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Cole Funeral Home Chapel with  Rev. Steve Cartin officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the United States Army Ceremonial Team.  Interment will be held private at a later date in Graniteville Cemetery

Mr. Prothman was born August 14, 1930 in Brunswick Georgia, and  on October 5, 2014 he entered the gates of heaven. Now he is with his Lord forever more.  He had made the Augusta, GA/Aiken, SC his home for the past 61 years. He was the husband of 54 years to the late Mrs.  Dorothy Patricia  Ann (Pat) Cardwell Prothman, and son of the late William (Bill)  Mitchell Prothman and the late Hazel Lord Prothman.

Mr. Prothman was born August 14, 1930 and attended the local Glynn  County Georgia Schools, and graduated from Glynn Academy in 1949. He was a member of the Georgia National Guard and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the  United States Army Chemical Corp. Mr. Prothman along with  his family have owned and  operated State Pest Control locally for the past 50 plus years (Which will continue to be operated by the family).  Mr. Prothman was a member of the South Carolina Pest Control Association, the National Pest Control Association. He was a past member of the Aiken Board of Realtors having been associated with Doug Treadway Co., Ed Becker and Associates, Mixon and Associates.  Mr. Prothman was very active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars having been a member since 1962. He was  first a member of Aiken VFW Post # 5877 , a founder of  the Clearwater  VFW Post # 9164 in 1979 and was Commander for 2 years, and founder of the Greater Aiken VFW  Post 10601 in 1981 and was Commander for 5 years and during his long association with the VFW he was a former All-State Post Commander and awarded the national Aide-De-Camp  citation for Founding The Clearwater and Greater Aiken  VFW Post.   Mr. Prothman is a charter member of the Korean Veterans Association and a member of the American Legion. Mr. Prothman loved his Lord and studied his word daily with Pastor Arnold Murray at Shepherd’s Chapel.

Survivors include six sons, Hale (the late Martha) Prothman, Michael Prothman, Sr., Terry (Debra) Prothman, Mark (Wendy) Prothman, and Todd Prothman of Aiken, Dorsey (Kathy Thomas) Prothman, Texas; two daughters, Cindy Kay Prothman (the late Dale) Roberts, Aiken, Sherry Joy Prothman (Sandra Sweetnam), Aiken; Grandsons, Brandon Prothman, Michael Prothman, Jr., and Bradford Prothman-Roberts; granddaughters, Heather Prothman Jones, Ariel Prothman, Savana Babberl, and Amanda Louanna Prothman-Roberts; great grandchildren, Austin Prothman, Avery Prothman, Dylan Prothman, Stephanie Jones, and Michael Prothman, III.

The family will receive friends following the service at COLE FUNERAL HOME 1544 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY (118 BY PASS) AIKEN, SC 29801. 803-648-7175.  Please sign the online registry or order flowers at

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