Thomas Prichard

Thomas “Buddy” Pritchard, Jr. of McCurtain was born April 7, 1944, in Hookstown, Pa., to Thomas and Ruth Pritchard. He passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018, in Fort Smith, Ark., at the age of 74.

Buddy is survived by his wife, Shirley (Mickey) (McCullar) Pritchard of McCurtain; one son, Robby Farmer and wife, Cindy, of McCurtain; two daughters, Toni Gould and husband, Mike, of Bokoshe, Deanna Lovell and husband, Steven, of McCurtain; nine grandchildren, Jay Gould, Thomas Gould, Randall Gould, Blake Farmer, Erin Farmer, Skiler Farmer, Austin Carter, Tanner Lovell and Savanna Lovell; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Eddie Pritchard; six sisters, Deanie Rowland, Judy Paul, Dolly Savage, Sally Wiles, Nancy Dill and Cathy Lovell; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Ruth Pritchard; a brother, Ronald Pritchard;  a sister, Helen Moore.

Buddy was a member of the McCurtain Assembly of God Church.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at McCurtain Assembly of God Church in McCurtain with Pastor Roger Myers officiating. Burial followed at Milton Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jay Gould, Thomas Gould, Randall Gould, Blake Farmer, Austin Carter and Shawn Richardson.

Honorary pallbearers were Burl Lovell, Tracy Lovell, Gerald Lovell and Richard Bennett.

Viewing was Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Mallory Martin Funeral home in Stigler.

Services entrusted to Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Stigler.

Stigler News-Sentinel

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