James Wesley “Jim” Pritchett, JR, age 71, of Dallas, GA, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. He was born on May 4, 1946, in Poplarville, MS, to the late James Wesley & Reba Pritchett, SR. Mr. Pritchett was employed at Southern Bell/Bellsouth for 31 years, then returned to the phone company as a consultant for an additional eleven years before retiring in 2007. He volunteered at Paulding Library, a member of the HADJI Shiners in Pensacola, FL, a member of The Masonic Lodge in Laurel, MS, and a member of Scottish Rite in Pensacola, FL. Jim was an elder and treasurer at Bethany Christian Church.
Survivors include wife of 53 years, Christine Pritchett of Dallas, GA; children, James B & Jennifer Pritchett of Bowie Maryland, Melissa Lynn & Winslow Russell of Pensacola, FL, and Benjamin Scott Pritchett of Dallas, GA; brother, Jesse Thomas & Ann Pritchett of Poplarville, MS; grandchildren, Ashley Lewis, Jefferson Pritchett, Jessica & Cory Phelps, Jordan & Brett Thacker, and Jackson Charles Russell; great-grandchildren, Mila Grace Phelps and Aria Belle Thacker; nieces, Tracy Smith and Christy Lambert, and a host of great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11 AM from Clark Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Strickland officiating. Interment will follow at a later date at Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Poplarville, MS. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 20, 2017, from 5 PM until 8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bethany Christian Church, at 3264 Villa Rica Hwy, Dallas GA 30157
Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements. (www.samclarkfuneralhome.com)