Bridge City
Robert Lee Prosper, 91, “Mr. High Pockets” of Bridge City, died May 17, 2008 in Lake Charles, La. at his daughter and son-in-law’s residence.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, at St. Henry Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m., Monday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. A rosary will begin at 7 p.m., Monday.

Mr. Prosper was born in Loreauville, La. and was raised in Port Arthur and later in Boliver where he served as an alter boy. As a young man, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy. He was retired from American Bridge, U.S. Steel in Orange. He was a devoted husband and loving father. Mr. Prosper was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. He was also a fifth degree in the Knights of Columbus.

He leaves in his loving memory, two daughters, Catherine Miller and husband W.E. of Lake Charles, La. and Charlotte Kimball of Austin; brother, Mert; two sisters, Mabel and Emma; four grandsons, James Candler and wife Judy, Paul “Bubba” Candler and wife Donna, Derek Candler and Kegan Kimball; one granddaughter, Kristen Denson; four great-granddaughters, Emily, Anna, Sophie, and Skyler Candler; and one great-grandson, Carter Denson.

He is preceded in death by his cherished wife, Sadie Ann of 57 years; infant granddaughter, Bianca Kimball; and his sister, Elsie Goodson.

The family would like to express their thanks to Odysey Hospice. Their compassion and tireless efforts will never be forgotten.