Richard G "Dick" Prevost

September 18th, 1928 to May 19th, 2024

Richard George “Dick” Prevost, 95, of Port Huron, formerly of Marysville, has been reunited with the love of his life and entered eternal rest on Sunday, May 19, 2024.

He was born September 18, 1928 to the late Violet and Israel Prevost in an apartment above his family store in Marysville.

Being the youngest of seven children, Dick enjoyed his youth in Marysville. At the young age of 16, he left high school and began sailing the Great Lakes, working on two different freighters. Shortly after the end of WWII, Dick, at 17, sailed on a “slow boat to China”. His family loved hearing these stories, no matter how many times he told them!

He met his soul mate, Joan, on a blind date and they married on July 16, 1949 in St. Christopher Catholic Church and enjoyed 74 years together. That true love drew him from the Great Lakes, but his deep affection for the open water never left this heart. You could find him walking or sitting, just watching the boats go by.

Dick was the father to three sons and a “Pops” to many. He was the best grandpa, and loved teaching his eight grandkids to sing at the top of their lungs on the countless walks and bike rides they enjoyed together. He had the deepest love for all his family and would talk about them whenever he could…even if he “couldn’t remember all their names”.

He is survived by two sons, Michael (Jan) Prevost and Joseph (Debra) Prevost; daughter-in-law, Debra Prevost; eight grandchildren, Michelle (Adam) Stanczak, Sue (Justin) Gillis-Brooks, Stephanie (Shawn) Warn, Colin Prevost, Cameron (Kellie) Prevost, Jennifer (Wes) Peyerk, Martin (Dana) Prevost and Matthew (Kelsie) Prevost; 20 great grandchildren, Spencer, Taylor, Stella, Trevor, Gage, Gwen, Lucas, Nolan, Vann, Maggie, Jenevieve, Cole, Paisley, Joselyn, Emma, Morgan, Faith, Charlie, Drew and Matthew. He was preceded in death by his son, Martin Prevost; and six siblings.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 in St. Christopher Catholic Church with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend James Arwady will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverlawn Cemetery, Marysville.

The family prefers memorial contributions be made to the St. Clair County Council on Aging.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit

Raise a toast with a beer, “any beer”, to one of the best that ever was.

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