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.