John David Prichard, 72, of Mexia passed away April 6, 2019 in Fairfield, Texas. Graveside services will be 3:00 PM, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in the Thornton Cemetery with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating.
John was born March 30, 1947 in Marlin, Texas to John Earl and Betty L. Richardson Prichard. He graduated from Mexia High School, Class of 1965. He had an interest in computer science and after a year of computer courses, began working in the computer data programing field. John later became a computer analyst, working for S, A T & T and Chase Manhattan Bank.
John was truly an outdoorsman. He loved playing golf, hunting, fishing or just being in the woods. His time in the country was enjoyed with friends or he was content with time alone. He also like to watch sports, old westerns and slapstick comedies. He had little interest in traveling but did step out of his comfort zone to get certified in scuba diving. John loved his family and was especially proud of his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John E. and Betty Prichard.
John is survived by his sister, Paula Prichard of Mexia; two daughters, Melanie Prichard Coleman and husband, Lee and children, Caleb, Mary Grace, Lilly Coleman and Faith Coleman Wallace and husband, Alec and their daughter, Hannah Wallace; Shelby Prichard and children, Korie and Austin Harlen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LARAS House, P. O. Box 1568, Mexia, TX 76667..
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 3:00pm