In Memory

Gene Edward Pritchard - Class Of 1963

Gene Edward Pritchard

 

Gene E. Pritchard

Aug. 26, 1942 - Jan. 21, 2016

SOUTH BEND - Mr. Gene Edward Pritchard Sr., beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away at 11:35 pm on Thursday, January 21, 2016 in his home surrounded by his family. Gene was born August 26, 1942 in South Bend, IN to Mary Francis Pritchard and Josephus Latting. He graduated from Central High School and soon after started working for Bendix Corporation. In 2006, he retired from (Bendix) Honeywell after 33 years of service. One of Gene's favorite pastimes was watching sports. At Central High School, he played football and he was a loyal fan of the Chicago Bears. Many days you could find Gene at home listening to music and sports on his radio. And in his younger days he loved to dance. On June 14, 1980 he was united in Holy Matrimony to Dorothy Ruth Hudson. Gene Pritchard leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 35 years, Dorothy Pritchard, eight children, Gene (Jacqueline) Pritchard Jr., Marcia Pritchard, Lon Woods, Huey (Olivia) Hudson, Tojuana Moore, James (Vera) Moore, Elder Eric Foster, and Yakini Foster; 17 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren; one nephew, Darryl (Stephanie) Corley along with a host of other family and friends. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Frances Pritchard and Josephus Latting, and his brother, Cleo Pritchard Dobbs.

 

Services will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., at Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God in Christ with viewing occurring from noon to 1:00 p.m. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southbendtribune/obituary.aspx?n=gene-e-pritchard&pid=177450394&fhid=8823&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.DEavdp0m.dpuf