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Pritchett, James David

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December 20, 1936 - January 28, 2015

Pritchett, James David

James David Pritchett born December 20, 1936 died on January 28, 2015 in Plano, TX.  He was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and friend.

James is preceded in death by his sisters Gina and Janet.  He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Joan, son Paul and daughter-in-law Deirdre, daughter Fiona Fischer and son-in-law Mark Fischer; grandchildren William Fischer and Karen Fischer; brother Gerald and sister-in-law Barbara of Canterbury, brother John and sister-in-law Margaret of Tasmania; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Eric and Anne Lynch of Alabama and many nieces, nephews and friends.

James was born outside of London, the third of five children.  He served in the Royal Air Force before starting a long career in automobiles.  He was a true car enthusiast and passed that love to his children and grandchildren.  He loved to play many sports including rugby, cricket, soccer and tennis.  Sailing and photography were also favorite hobbies.  Little known to others, he was a writer of poetry and a painter.  He was an active member of Central Lutheran Church.  We will miss his smile and sense of humor.   He will be deeply missed by those lives he touched.

A Memorial service celebrating his life will be held at Central Lutheran Church on Thursday, February 12th at 10:30 am.  Reception immediately following at the church.

Our heartfelt thanks to the caring staff of Mission Ridge Residential Care Center who took such wonderful care of James.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Lutheran Church, 1000 Easton Rd., Dallas, TX 75218.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252


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Kevin Brennan

February 13, 2015 3:58AM

Even though confined to a wheelchair for many years, James never once gave up on life. But then again, not everyone was as fortunate as him. A devoted wife who stood by her man for 50 + years, two children who adored and never once gave up on their dad. You were all there for him to the very end. My GOD, WHAT GREAT MEMORIES YOU ALL MUST HAVE OF LIFE TOGETHER. God knew that James did the good run, that he had suffered enough and now needed a rest. Until we all meet again, may god have mercy on his soul. Sincerely Kevin Brennan.

Geraldine Brennan

February 12, 2015 11:43AM

It was my honor and privilege to have met Mr. Pritchett, a true gentleman, several years ago when my sister Deirdre joined the Pritchett family. Although the time was short, the laughs were many and the memories now precious. My prayers, thoughts and sympathy are with his family and all who knew and loved Mr. Pritchett. God bless! We have another angel in heaven watching over us now. All our love - Geraldine & Robert (Brennan)

Karen Harrison

February 11, 2015 2:44AM

I have such happy memories of first ride in a Jaguar as a young child when he was so kind when I felt carsick due to the smoothness of the car and patiently playing endless card games! Also all the happy times with the family in Dallas in the 70's. God Bless.

Gerald & Barbara Pritchett

February 08, 2015 9:07AM

James was more than a brother he was also a best friend and we shall long remember the very happy times we spent with he an Joan in Plano. You will be greatly missed.