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Kenneth "Buddy" John Pritchett

December 13, 1933 ~ September 6, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Kenneth John "Buddy" Pritchett, a cherished husband, father, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2023, at the age of 89. He was born on December 13, 1933, in Navarro County, Texas to Kennard Pritchett and Viola Goodin Pritchett. Buddy lived a full and meaningful life, and his legacy will continue to inspire those who knew and loved him.

Buddy served his country with honor and bravery in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was assigned to the 6th Army, 2nd division, 71st division, and 4th division, and spent 6 years in the reserves. His dedication to his country was a reflection of his strong character and resilience. After his military service, he embarked on a long and successful career in the oilfield-gas production, from which he retired after many years. His work ethic and determination were an inspiration to his friends and family alike.

In his free time, Buddy found joy in the simple pleasures of life. He loved working on his land and caring for his beloved cows. A skilled outdoorsman, Buddy enjoyed fishing and hunting, providing food for his family with his own hands. He was a simple man, whose greatest happiness was found in the love and companionship of his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kennard and Viola Pritchett, his sister Janet Parker, an infant brother, and brother Harold Pritchett.

Buddy was a loving family man. His devotion to his wife of 70 years, Myrtle Watson Pritchett, was a testament to his unwavering love and commitment. His children, Jetonne Douglas and husband Jeff, John Pritchett and wife Rita, and Jere Pritchett and special friend Patty Starr, nine grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life. His sisters, Rosa Lee Coley, Joann Warren, and Nancy Berry, along with his sister-in-law, Patricia Pritchett, held a special place in his heart. He was a beloved uncle to numerous nieces and nephews, and his extended family members will remember him fondly.

A graveside service to honor the life of Buddy Pritchett is to be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning, on Friday, the 8th day of September 2023 at Eureka Cemetery in Eureka, Texas. Pastor Bill Manney will be officiating the service.

Friends are invited to a visitation with the family from nine o’clock until ten o’clock in the morning on Friday, the 8th day of September 2023 at Rhone Funeral Home in the Parlor.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorials in memory of Buddy Pritchett can be directed towards The Lord’s Acre Eureka Methodist Church, c/o Susan Wisdom, Treasurer, 1305 FM 2859, Corsicana, Texas 75109.

Funeral services for Kenneth John Pritchett are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.

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September 8, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Rhone Funeral Home
3900 S. State Highway 19
Palestine, TX 75801

Graveside Service
September 8, 2023

11:00 AM
Eureka Cemetery
499 SE County Rd 3130
Corsicana, TX 75109


The Lord’s Acre Eureka Methodist Church
1305 FM 2859, Corsicana TX 75109


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