Bobby Joe Pritchard

Bobby Joe Pritchard, age 80, of Gurdon, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016. He was a 1955 graduate of Joe T. Robinson High School in Little Rock. Bobby was involved in the grocery and restaurant business. 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; six grandchildren, 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 p.m. Friday, January 22nd at Third Street Baptist Church in Arkadelphia. 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, Ark. 72142. Online register is available at

Published January 20, 2016