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Retired Chancery Judge Edward Prisock died July 30

July 31, 2015

Retired Chancery Judge Edward Prisock of Louisville died Thursday, July 30, after a short battle with pancreatic and liver cancers. He was 74.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Starkville. Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church in Starkville. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Louisville.

Judge Prisock retired from the 6th Chancery District on June 30, 2005, after 30 years on the bench. The district includes Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Kemper, Neshoba and Winston counties. Judge Prisock continued to hear cases across the state as a senior status judge for 10 years.

Judge Edward Prisock

Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. recalled Judge Prisock’s scholarly opinions and his dignified demeanor. “He was the example of what a chancellor should be. He was dignified on the job and off the job. He treated all litigants with respect. He was diligent in seeing that cases were heard and decided. His opinions were some of the most scholarly that I have ever read from a trial judge.”

In an interview shortly after his retirement, Judge Prisock said, “I enjoyed trying to have input into domestic cases, and I’m a Christian and I don’t have a problem with applying Christian values.... I have thoroughly enjoyed what I’m doing. It’s been an excellent career for me. I’ve been blessed by it, but I’m ready to do something else.”

Judge Prisock was born Feb. 23, 1941, in Philadelphia, Mississippi, to the late Neal and Athalia Jones Prisock. He lived all of his life in Louisville,, where he met and married his beloved wife of 44 years, Edna Joy Caperton Prisock.

He was a graduate of Louisville High School, Mississippi State University, and the University of Mississippi School of Law.

He was instrumental in the founding and early direction of both Grace Christian School and Covenant Presbyterian Church in Louisville. Until his death, he was an elder at Grace Presbyterian Church in Starkville. He especially loved teaching the children’s catechism.

He enjoyed woodworking, particularly making Mission style furniture. He made tables, chairs, and doors for family, and toys for children.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Joy Caperton Prisock, daughter Jessica Madison, and one grandchild, Mary Grace Madison, all of Louisville.

His obituary at Porter Funeral Home is at this link: Click Here.