Billy Wayne Pritchett
February 3, 1940 - May 13, 2008
Billy Wayne Pritchett, age 68, of Maumelle passed
away Tuesday, May 13, 2008. He was born February 3, 1940 in Little Rock
to William T. and Martha E. Pritchett, who preceded him in death, and a
son Danny W. Pritchett, who also precedes him in death.
He was a retired investigator with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office,
Sixth Judicial District in Little Rock. A Navy Veteran, and active in
the Masonic Lodge and a member of Levy Baptist Church in North Little
Billy Wayne graduated from Central High School in “The Class of
1958.” He finished #1 in his class at the Law Enforcement training
Academy in January 1967. He was an active member of Levy Baptist Church
and the “Joe Lacey’ Sunday school class, Perryville Masonic Lodge
#238, Scottish Rite, he received honors as a KCCH, York Rite, Past
Monarch of Bendemeer Grotto, Past Personal Representative of the Grand
Master of Masons of Arkansas, Past Patron of Levy Chapter #577 Order of
the Eastern Star, American Legion, MM Ebert’s Post #1, active in
Demolay were he was a Past State Dad, Rainbow, Past Assembly Dad, for
many years. He loved to fish but most of all he enjoyed the annual
ritual of duck hunting at “Poor Boy Duck Club” in Humnoke, AR until
health forced him to stay home.
Patriotism and Masonry were highly regarded by him. He never grew tired
of telling “Sea Stories” of life aboard a Navy Destroyer.
He found his niche in life after many years of wandering finally at Levy
Baptist Church; he enjoyed his relationship with the Lord and never grew
tired of being a witness for the Lord. Loved gospel music especially
Saturday night with the Gathers.
Bill is survived by the Love of His Life, his wife, Cindy Pritchett;
son, Charles S. Pritchett (Trish) of Mayflower, AR; daughter, Barbie
Holladay (Bobby) of North Little Rock, AR; four granddaughters, Meagan
Brantley (Barry) of Naylor, AR, Lindsey Holladay, Shelbie Holladay,
Samantha Pritchett; and a grandson Scott Wilder. Poppy loved his
grandbabies, never tiring of teasing them. He is also survived by his
father-in-law and mother-in-law, Orville and Dorothy Spivey of Sherwood,
AR; sister-in-law, Claudia Stratman (Rick) of Vilonia, AR;
brother-in-law, Rod Castro (Irene) of Shingletown, CA; and nephew,
Patrick Miller (Randi) and their children, Baylie, Taylor and Ethan of
North Little Rock, AR and a host of friends across the realm.
Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2008 at
Roller-Owens Funeral Home Chapel, 5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North
Little Rock, AR 72116 (501-791-7400) with Reverend Steven Tiner
officiating. Interment will follow with a Masonic service at Pinecrest
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 15, 2008 at
the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Levy Baptist Church, 3501 Pike Ave, North
Little Rock, AR 72118 or Bendemeer Grotto % Humanitarian Foundation,
P.O. Box 544, Little Rock, AR 72203.