William John Prout, born to Oscar and Violet Prout in Lansing , MI on May 28, 1943, peacefully passed away on January 25 with God and his family by his side.
Bill is survived by his wife, Kathy, of 52 years and three children, Janet Bentley (Russ), Michael Prout (Kathryn) and David Prout (Mikki), 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Doug Prout. He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Prout.
Bill grew up in Lansing, MI, attending Otto Middle School and was a multi-sport athlete at Sexton High School. He went on to play football at the University of Wyoming with a B.S. degree in teaching. He went on to serve in the US Army and retired from Fisher Body. His joys were coaching football at Sexton High School, vacationing at Torch Lake and spending time with family and friends. Bill always enjoyed seeing his former football players, old high school friends, and work buddies. Bill will remain forever in the hearts and thoughts of those fortunate to have known him.
His family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2021. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church, or to the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be left for his family at www.EstesLeadley.com.