Junior S. Prichard, 87, a lifelong resident of this area, passed away on Saturday afternoon, February 10, 2018, in a Chattanooga hospital.
Junior was born in Polk County on August 9, 1930 a son of the late Charlie and Viola Wilson Prichard. He was a retired veteran of 22 years from the United States Air Force where he served his country in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Junior after retiring from the Air Force went on to work and retire from McKee Baking Company. He was a member of the East Side Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son-in-law, David William, and two brothers, Robert Prichard and Boyd Prichard.
Junior leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife, Juanita Mantooth Prichard, two daughters, Beth Davis (William) and Melody Williams, three grandchildren, Josh Prichard (Megan), Ashton Williams and Baylen Gamble (Josh), three great-grandchildren, Joan Prichard, Emery Prichard and Evie Gamble, and one brother, Dennis Prichard. He is also survived by numerous other extended family members, church family and a host of special friends.
A celebration of his life is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home at 2419 Georgetown Road in Cleveland, with Minister Jeff Archey officiating.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
The interment and committal service will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 10:30 a.m. in the Chattanooga National Cemetery and will conclude with full military honors.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Junior and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Prichard family with his arrangements.