John C. Pritchard, Sr. ’49

John C. Pritchard, Sr. ’49, of Saint Johns, Fla., who lived a vibrant and fruitful 85 years on this earth, died peacefully on June 8. Born in Lothair, Ky., he grew up around the coal mines; served in the U.S. Army during WWII; graduated from Davidson and then heard God’s call to the mission field. There he met his wife, and together they began 20 years in educational ministry in the Congo. He worked an additional 20 years for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as the staff specialist for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He was preceded in death by his youngest son, both brothers, and parents. He is survived by his wife, Helen Pritchard, 115 Lake of the Woods Ln., Apt. 106, Saint Johns, FL 32259-6227; four children; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.