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.