David Henry Pritchard, Sr.May 22, 1943 ~ September 20, 2017 (age 74)
Services for David Henry Pritchard, Sr. will be 10 o’clock in the morning, Friday, September 29, 2017, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Longview, Texas. Mr. Pritchard was called home by his Lord on September 20, 2017 at the Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas. He was born May 22, 1943 in San Bernardino, California. He was preceded in death by his father Willard Clyde Pritchard and his mother Kathern Ellen Pritchard. He is survived by his wife Darlene Pritchard of Longview, Texas; two sons David Henry Pritchard Jr. and his wife Sheala of Sandy, Oregon and George LuVerne Pritchard and wife Colleen of Longview, Texas; his older brother Willard and wife Marsha of Glen Forks, Kentucky; and his younger brother George and wife Vickie of Prescott Valley, Arizona. Other survivors include many many nieces, nephews and Grandchildren.
From San Bernardino the family moved to Lompoc, California where he graduated from High School and Dave entered Allan Hancock College where he attended for two years then on to Los Angeles Trade Tech for two more years. His career started at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (Burbank, California) where he worked on many different aircraft designs. On September 14, 1968, he married Darlene Rose Tetro at Valley Baptist Church in Burbank, California. Together they had two sons David Henry Pritchard Jr. and George LuVerne Pritchard. The family moved to Idaho where Dave worked for Valley Steel Builders in Boise, Idaho; AdCoWest in Emmett, Idaho: Morrison Knudsen Co. in Boise, Idaho and Hewlett Packard Boise, Idaho. He retired in 2001 and spent a great deal of his time volunteering for various organizations; he used his design skills helping churches and camps with building plans, and improvements. In the last years he volunteered at Meridian Parks and Recreation and was often seen at Settlers Park on his black scooter keeping track of lost children, dogs off-leash, etc.
Dave loved people and loved to make them laugh. Seldom did we go anywhere in Treasure Valley where we did not meet someone he knew. Over the years he mentored many young men at church where for many years he taught Sunday School and served in many capacities. He submitted his life to Jesus Christ at an early age. Dave’s testimony was daily reflected by his life verse Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” NASB All that he accomplished throughout his life was not a result of his strength but God’s.