GRANBURY — George E. Prichard passed into the heavenly realms Tuesday, July 21, 2015, after a heroic battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Baptist Church in Granbury.
Memorials: Lakeside Baptist Church Loaves and Fishes Ministry, 500 W. Bluebonnet Drive, Granbury, Texas 76048, or Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Chicago, Ill. 60611.
George was born Sept. 21, 1942, in Canyon. After graduating from Canyon High School in 1961, he married his high school sweetheart, Marita Jo Gill, and they soon moved to the Metroplex, eventually settling in Grapevine where they lived and raised their three sons. George retired from Bell Helicopter in 2004 after 39 years of service where he held several positions, including machinist, numerical control programmer and for many years manufacturing supervisor. Shortly before retiring, he moved to Granbury.
A highly gifted craftsman and marksman, his hobbies included woodworking, hunting and golfing, but what he valued most was his faith in Jesus and being a devoted husband, father and friend. Widowed in 2006, George was remarried to a Canyon classmate, Janie Meyer Ray, in 2011. George was also preceded in death by his parents, D.A. and Inez Prichard.
A man of rare wit and wisdom, George, known affectionately to his grandchildren as “Pop,” will be greatly missed by family and friends.
The family wishes to thank Covenant Hospice and Pallitive Care of Fort Worth for the loving, exemplary care that was given to George for the past year and a half through the angels of mercy that ministered to our loved one.
Survivors: Wife, Janie; sons, Greg and wife, Christie (Renee and Jessica) of Euless, Matt (Taylor, Chase and Sarah) and wife, Lenora (Luke and Katelyn), and Mark and wife, Rachelle (Rylan and Madyn), all of North Richland Hills; sister, Chris Guill and husband, Mark, of Amarillo; brother, Preston and wife, Denise, of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews; stepchildren, Lori Vincent of Hartley and Katherine Koontz and Jack Loudder, both of Lubbock; and seven stepgrandchildren.