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Floyd E Pritchett

October 8, 1932 March 8, 2012
Floyd E Pritchett
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Obituary for Floyd E Pritchett

FLOYD E. PRITCHETT, SR. departed this life in the early hours of Thursday March 8, 2012. Floyd was born on October 8, 1932 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia to the late Lawrence Pritchett and Annie Wright.  He attended public schools in Nottoway County. At an early age, he gave his life to God and became a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Blackstone, Virginia. He was united in marriage on November  23, 1952 to Leola E. Pritchett, from this union four children were born.

Floyd served the City of Richmond for many years as an automotive technician.   Floyd began his career at Universal Ford.  He applied his great work ethic to open Floyd’s Reconditioning Shop that thrived in Richmond for 16 years.  Floyd retired from Capital Garage to his garage on Delaware Avenue that became the “place to be” for his friends.  He was a friend to anyone who came by, including the trash man, mailman and even animals.  He enjoyed working on cars, fishing and doing what he could to help anyone in need. 

He was preceded in death by his brothers: Edward and Earl Pritchett; one sister: Pearl Clarke. Left to cherish his memories are his loving and devoted wife: Leola;  loving boys: Floyd Jr. (Millicent), Michael, Kennard (Bonita), Wayne (Spring) all of Richmond, Virginia and Henry Smith of Blackstone; grandchildren: Michael Green, Richetta Johnson (Lamont), Che’Vonne Crawley, Jermaine Pritchett, Chanel Freeman (Darin), Jasmin Pritchett and D’Andra Barnes; two great grandchildren: Chenice Lewis and Kierra Allen; loving brothers: Leroy Pritchett of Blackstone, James Pritchett of Georgia, Curtis Pritchett (Geneva) of Tennessee; one sister: Lois Moore of North Carolina; one sister-in-law: Lillie Cragg; two brother-in-laws: James Green and Waymond Mitchell Sr.; two godchildren: Dexter Anderson and Alisa Gregory; generations of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A host of devoted friends: Calvin, Buster, Epps, Edward, Ford, Tom, Curtis, James and Dwight.

Floyd loved to sing and play the guitar. In his mind, he was the sixth member of “Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers.”  He loved his family and friends dearly and wasn’t ashamed to let them know by the outpouring of his emotions.  His earthly presence will be sorely missed, but we thank God for sharing Floyd with us.  His memory will always linger in our hearts.

Funeral Services Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Spring Hill Baptist Church, Blackstone with interment in the church cemetery.

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.

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