Charles D. Pritchard, 88, of Green Ridge, died Monday, June 24, 2013 at the Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center.
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Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church with the Rev. Mark Miller officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: John Thompson, Brian Pritchard, Bobby Pritchard, Lucas Gillespie, Adam Pritchard and Dalton Gasper. Honorary pallbearers will be: Damian Pritchard, Brent Pritchard, Lance Gillespie, Grant Pritchard and Jacoby Gepford. The rosary will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday with visitation to follow from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to St. Patrick Catholic Church or the Children's Therapy Center in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.
Born March 30, 1925 in Wellington, KS, he was the son of the late George S. and Sarah Esther Kennedy Pritchard. On August 4, 1948 in LaMonte, he married Marian Fay Beemer, and she preceded him in death on May 19, 2007.
He is survived by three sons: Samuel Pritchard of Beebe, AR, Daniel Pritchard of Smithton and Ronald Pritchard, Sr. of Sedalia; four daughters: Connie Thompson, and husband, Don, of Sedalia, Cathy Gillespie of Sedalia, Cynthian Price, and husband, Johnnie, of Sedalia, and Clarissa Gasper, and husband, Greg, of Warrensburg; and many, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers: Dave, George and Tom Pritchard; and four sisters: Elsa Pritchard, Bessie Binder, Katherine Batrouny and Margaret Kennedy Wallace.
Mr. Pritchard was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He was raised in Medford, OK before moving to Green Ridge where he farmed for many years. He worked for Alcan Cable from 1969 until his retirement in 1985. He enjoyed reading Western novels and climbing on his riding mower to cut the grass. He loved spending time with his children and his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a 65 year member of the Knights of Columbus, and was active in Scouting, serving as a Boy Scout Leader.
Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com on June 27, 2013