He was born March 1, 1956 in Santa Monica, California to Melvin O. Pritchett and the late Frankie Short Pritchett. Melvin was truck driver by trade and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
He is survived by wife Tina Pritchett of the home; sons Virgle Ray Pritchett of El Paso, Texas, Cory Gregston of Watson, Oklahoma; daughters Laura Pritchett of Alabama, Sabrina Gregston of Hot Springs, Arkansas; father Melvin O. Pritchett of Alabama; brothers Frank Lee Pritchett of Kansas, Virgil Leslie Pritchett of Las Vega, Nevada, Bervel Kevin Pritchett of Alabama; sister Dianna L. Davis of Alabama; 6 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother Frankie Short Pritchett; his mother-in-law Martha Turner; and his father-in-law Billy Joe Nipper.
Graveside services were held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Watson Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation was general. Friends and family met for food and fellowship before and after the service at the Watson Fire Department.
Online obituary available at http://www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.