David Pryor Obituary – Cause of Death : Former Governor and Senator David Pryor Passes Away

By | April 20, 2024



I am deeply saddened to report the passing of former Governor, Senator, and Congressman David Pryor. The state of Arkansas has lost one of its most esteemed public servants.

David Pryor, a native of Camden, dedicated his life to serving the people of Arkansas. He was first elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 1960, where he quickly gained a reputation for his dedication to public service and his unwavering commitment to the people he represented.

After serving in the Arkansas House, Pryor went on to have a long and distinguished career in public service. He served as the Governor of Arkansas from 1975 to 1979, where he worked tirelessly to improve the lives of all Arkansans. He then went on to represent the state in the United States Senate from 1979 to 1997, where he continued to fight for the people of Arkansas on a national level.

Following his time in the Senate, Pryor served as the director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, where he continued to promote the beauty and culture of the state he loved so dearly.

The news of David Pryor’s passing has shocked and saddened the people of Arkansas. He was a true statesman, respected by both Democrats and Republicans alike for his integrity, his dedication to public service, and his unwavering commitment to the people he served.

While the cause of his death has not been confirmed, the loss of David Pryor will be felt deeply by all who knew him and worked with him. His legacy of service and dedication to the people of Arkansas will live on for generations to come.


Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pryor family during this difficult time. David Pryor will be sorely missed, but his impact on the state of Arkansas will never be forgotten.