Theodore Prichard

September 24, 1942 - October 16, 2009

09/24/1942 - 10/16/2009

Past Services

Saturday October 24, 2009
11:00 am
Trinity Presbyterian Church
900 Blythe St.
Hendersonville, NC 28791

Theodore ìTedî Prichard, 67, of Hendersonville, passed away Friday, October 16, 2009 at Elizabeth House after a heroic battle with cancer. He was born in Augusta, GA and grew up in Aiken, SC, a son of the late William Jesse Prichard VI and Berkeley Tarver Prichard Haynsworth. He was also preceded in death by his infant son, Theodore T. Prichard, Jr., and his infant daughter, Eleanor Prichard.

Graduating from The Citadel in 1965 with a B.S. in Business, he proudly served his country in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade 1966-67, was twice decorated, receiving the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal; also serving with the 82nd Airborne Division in 1968. He was a successful account representative with Merrill Lynch, and established his own businesses in pecan processing in Indianola, MS; a farm supply and feed mill in Elizabethtown, NC; a land development project in Aiken, SC, and a lease brokerage company in Baltimore, MD. He moved to Hendersonville in 2000. He was active in many civic organizations, including the Sertoma Club, the Lions Club, the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts of America, his Masonic Lodge, the Oasis Shrine, and various churches. He was a 33rd degree Master Mason, and a Certified Lease Professional, working as President and CEO of Smokey Mountain Funding, Inc.

Survivors include his wife, Janice M. Prichard of Hendersonville; two sons, Theodore T. Prichard, III, and his wife Paige of Hendersonville, William A. Prichard of Hendersonville; two daughters, Berkeley Prichard Loftin, and her husband Chuck, of Lexington, KY, Ellen Prichard Meyer, and her husband Will, of Charlotte, NC; two granddaughters, Raleigh Prichard and Jordan Loftin; his brother, William Jesse Prichard VII of Charleston, SC; his sister, Berkeley Haynsworth Little, and her husband Bryan, of Simpsonville, SC; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2009, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St, Hendersonville, NC 28791. Military honors will be presented by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post #77, Hedrick-Rhodes VFW Post #5206, and DAV Chapter 14.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Hendersonville Shrine Club, P. O. Box 1901, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

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Denisa Lauffer
8 years ago

Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. You are all in my prayers.

Dick & Susan Ray
8 years ago

Rest well, my brother. Soar with the eagles and enjoy the jazz

Wendy Jones
8 years ago

Ted was a good man and I truly enjoyed working with him at Smokey Mtn. Mtg. He was always so upbeat and encouraging. My prayers will be with the family during this time. I know he will be missed by family and friends, but will live on in our thoughts and good memories.

Holli B. Bowles
8 years ago

Tripp and Paige,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and yor family!


Pat Oates
8 years ago

You and your family are in my prayers.

vivian guice
8 years ago

Janice, Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Hold you tight in his arms

John & Donna Crawford
8 years ago


We cannot attend the service tomorrow but please know you are in our prayers.

We are pleased to be members with you at Trinity.


John and Donna Crawfordk

Richard DalBo
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy to the Prichard family. I remember Ted as being very intelligent, kind, and always trying to help others. I valued his friendship. We hope knowing others care will help you through this most difficult time. God Bless.

Ted Betsy Durham, boys and Buddy
8 years ago

Jan, Ted and I were saddened to learn of Ted’s passing. Having only met him once or twice, we were very impressed with how kind he treated us. He was much too young to die. Buddy is heartbroken as well. God bless you all.

The Johnson Family
8 years ago

Our deepest sympathy to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.