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Harry J Pritchett

March 16, 2017

Harry J. Pritchett 98, died Wednesday, March 16, 2017 at Newton Medical Center.  He was born June 6, 1918 in El Dorado, Kansas to Harry B. and Sarah L. (Pyle) Pritchett.  On September 15, 1940 he married Lucy V. Campbell at the Chase County Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls and she survives of the home.


Harry served his country during WW II driving a jeep for officers in England, France and Germany.  After the war Harry worked as a truck driver for various places including driving a beer truck.  Harry retired from the Chase County Highway Department.


Harry had a great love for his wife and family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was proud to have gone on a Kansas Honor Flight where he and his wife got to experience the meaningful trip together visiting the WW II monument and other meaningful sites in Washington DC.


Harry and Lucy have enjoyed their retirement at Kidron Bethel in North Newton and cherish the friends they have made during their years at Kidron.  In addition to enjoying the company of their friends Harry enjoyed watching old westerns on TV.


His smile and gentle humor will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


He is survived by: his wife Lucy of the home: sons: Danny Pritchett of Clearwater, KS and Tommy Pritchett of Peabody, KS; daughters: Connie Dick of Emporia, KS and Leta DeMayo of Augusta, KS. He is also survived by one sister Norma Bjorge of Lake of the Ozarks, MO; He is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and many “adopted” grandchildren all of whom he loved very much.


He is preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.


A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday March 23, 2017 at Cottonwood Falls Baptist Church in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.  With Pastor Tim Evans presiding. A graveside committal with military honors will follow at the Strong City Cemetery.


Memorials are suggested to the Cottonwood Falls Baptist Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.



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5 thoughts on “Harry J Pritchett

  1. The Roy Swift Family sends our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. My mother and dad enjoyed the good times at the dances and those trips to Branson, MO. Memories is what keeps our families and friends alive to us. Although I won’t be there physically, I will be with all of you in thoughts and prayers.
    Roy Swift

  2. Hugs to you, Lucy! Such a loss — always loved spending time with you and Harry. Since I can’t be with you at the service, I’ll be honoring him by eating a big ol’ plate of bacon and eggs and watching vintage westerns. Take good care, my dear friend. Love and prayers….

  3. Loved your comment Susan. That was pretty much Dad’s day right there. I will show mom your message. Thank you for your kind words.

  4. Rest Harry, until you hear at dawn,
    the low, clear reveille of God.

    Thank you for your service to this nation.

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