Marvin Ray Pritchard

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mr. Marvin Ray Pritchard, 83, of Olive Branch, Miss., formerly of Osceola, died peacefully at his home Sunday, April 24, 2011. He was born Feb. 15, 1928, in Memphis, to the late Lloyd Neal Pritchard and the late Iva Murphy Pritchard. He worked for many years as a pharmacist and business partner for Star Pharmacy in Osceola. Mr. Pritchard was an avid golfer, a US Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Church of Christ.

He leaves his wife, Dolores "Dodie" Pritchard;

His children, Kim Gladden and husband, Barry, of Searcy, Donna Orman and husband, Don, of Byhalia, Miss., Linda Gerache and husband, Joe Jr., of Vicksburg, Miss., Wini Rowan and husband Steve of Byhalia;

His grandchildren, Allyson Feather and husband, Koby, of Searcy, Blake Gladden of Searcy, James Fletcher and wife Bethany of Memphis, Candace Salsbury and husband, David, of Oak Ridge, La., Jenni Sciro and husband, Jay, of West Monroe, La., Joe Gerache III of Vicksburg;

His great-grandchildren, Austin Salsbury, Haley Salsbury, Holly Salsbury, and Caroline Sciro;

One brother, Don Pritchard, and wife, Ann, of Memphis; and

Two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Pritchard of Tupelo, Miss., and Ellen Bradford of Fayetteville.

He was preceded in death by Kim's mother, Sue Widner Pritchard; and one brother Lloyd Neal Pritchard Jr.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roller-Swift Funeral Home in Osceola. The family will receive visitors following the service.