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Perry Pritchard

Born: 09/13/1950 Died: 03/01/2011 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

Perry Lynn Pritchard passed away on March 1, 2011, in Pyote, Texas. He was born on Sept. 13, 1950. He was raised in Wickett, Texas. He went to Monahans High School and then to Texas State Technological Institute in Sweetwater, Texas. He also served on the Pyote Texas City Council for 14 years. He is the grandson of Mary Elizabeth Frazier Buchanan, one of the Choctaw original enrollees. He was also grandson of Larkin Pritchard and Emma Roundtree, and the son of Mildred Christine Buchanan, and the late Alton Perry Pritchard, from Spencerville. Perry was a proud husband and father. He enjoyed working with his cows, making hand-made spurs, in which he took much pride. He also enjoyed cowboy poetry gatherings in Alpine, Texas, Jean Prescott music, a good rodeo and researching his genealogy. He was proud to be Choctaw/Cherokee. Most of all, he enjoyed knowing good people. He was quiet and he “listened” with his eyes. His briskets would make one’s mouth water. He was on an award-winning cooking team. He and God walked in his pasture together. After his passing, his friends continued working on Perry’s shop, a place he worked so hard to finish. He is survived by his wife, Abigail B. Pritchard of Pyote; daughter, Alexis P. Collins of Monahans, Texas; sons, Seth Pritchard of Andrews, Texas, and Nolan Pritchard of Del Rio, Texas; two grandchildren, Leighton Collins and Maddox; brother L. Gene Pritchard of Red Oak, Texas; sister Beverly P. Biggs of Raleigh, N.C.; nieces and nephews, Julie and Emily Pritchard, and John, Jay and Brendy Biggs; aunts, Mary, with Jim Davis of Ft. Towson, and Marie B. Nelson of Bakersfield, Calif. Go rest easy, Cowboy.