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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, Tenn. was in charge.
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