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Originally published: 2012-11-05 09:56:33
Last modified: 2012-11-12 13:55:53

Sherman Pritchard

Sherman Pritchard, 71, Double Knobs Road, Elk Park, went home to be with the Lord, Oct. 30, 2012, in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Sherman Pritchard, Sr. and Lela Turbyfill Pritchard. He lived his entire life in Avery County. Pritchard worked a number of years at Loven Lumber Company. He was a former deacon at Lewis Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and Ivy Heights Free Will Baptist Church. Pritchard faithfully attended Belview Baptist Church. He enjoyed working on old cars, playing pool with his grandson, Caleb, going to his ballgames and singing about Jesus at church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a beloved daughter, Lyddia Pitchard; small siblings, Ray, Arthur and Reba Pritchard; brother, Claude Pritchard; and sisters, Margaret Dugger and Wanda Christian.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years Lydia Gail Bowers Pritchard; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Stephanie Pritchard, Minneapolis; a grandson, Caleb whom he loved dearly; and a sister, Irabell, Boone.
Funeral services were conducted 7 p.m. Friday in the Belview Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Ricker officiating, assisted by Charles Johnson and Melvin Bowman. Music was provided by Lisa Edmondson. Graveside service and interment were 11 a.m. Saturday in the Pritchard Cemetery.
Active pallbearers, who were requested to assemble at the church at 6:50 p.m. Friday and also at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, were James Bowers, Kenneth Bowers, Denny Bowman, Mike Shook, Phillip Cook, Bill Edmondson, David Deese and Mike Jackson. Honorary pallbearers were Caleb Pritchard, Sam McKinney and his church family.
The family received friends 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Belview Baptist Church, Cranberry. Friends also visited at the family residence. Family and friends assembled 10:50 a.m. at the cemetery Saturday. Condolences may be 3-mailed to mfc@chartern.net.
Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, Tenn. was in charge.




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