Bobby Joe Pritchard, age 80, of Gurdon, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016. He was born May 19, 1935, one of ten children to the late Raymond B. and Dorothy M. White Pritchard. He attended Third Street Baptist Church in Arkadelphia.
Bobby was involved in the grocery and restaurant business and was very active in the community. He served as a city board member, a member of the Rotary Club, president of the Booster Club and coached in the Boys and Girls City League.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond "Buddy" Pritchard Jr. and one sister, June Lewis.
Survivors are his wife, Ruth Ann Pritchard; the mother of his children, Lily Pritchard; his children, Mike (Tara Newman) Pritchard, Iris Pritchard and Steve (Renee) Pritchard all of Arkadelphia; six grandchildren, Taylor (Matt) Prine, Benjamin Pritchard, Melissa (Jeremy) Killian, Shawn (Hannah) McDaniel, Cody (Kallie) Pritchard and Brooke Pritchard; nine great-grandchildren, four step-children, nine step-grandchildren; two brothers, Carl Allen Pritchard and William Pritchard; five sisters, Geraldine Drenner, Loyce Sternhagen, Joyce Harris, Margaret Bridgeman and Barbara Folsom.
Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 22nd at Third Street Baptist Church in Arkadelphia with Greg Latham officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Visitation will be 6-8 pm Thursday at Ruggles-Wilcox funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Scott Plantation P. O. Box 214 Scott, AR. 72142.