Richard L. Prichard Jr.
November 11, 1919 – April 7, 2019
Dick Prichard was born on November 11, 1919 in Monroe, Louisiana to Richard L. and Beth Prichard. He passed away peacefully in Denver, Colorado on April 7, 2019. He will be remembered as a devoted husband and father to three children. Dick began his college career at LSU before completing his bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Houston following his service as an officer in the United States Air Force. During WWII, he was stationed at Lochlee Air Force Base in England where he worked as an aircraft mechanic. He married Lois Schneider on September 13, 1947 at the United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. At that time, he began working for Hudson Engineering and proudly purchased his first home on Cadillac street in 1949. Later, working for A.O. Smith Corporation, he was subsequently transferred to Tulsa, Oklahoma and three years later, to Denver, Colorado. In 1968 he moved back to his home state of Louisiana where he relocated to New Orleans, working for Lone Star Steel Co and continued to reside there for the next 40 years. Throughout his active life, Dick enjoyed golfing and fishing in his spare time. Following Hurricane Katrina, Dick and Lois moved back to Denver in 2006 where they joined their children. Dick is preceded in death by his wife, Lois (2014) and his brother, Lawrence. He is survived by his children, Rick (Donna), Steve (Mary), and Kathy (Robert). In addition, he leaves behind six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Visitation for Dick will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 5-7pm at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary. Services will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 11am at the Mortuary.
- Brian Prichard
- Dennis Schneider
- Jesse Eaton
- Reid Prichard
- Robert Heid
- Ryan Dupuis
- Visitation Monday, April 15, 2019
- Visitation Tuesday, April 16, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
- Committal Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
- Reception Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Richard L. Prichard Jr.
April 15, 2019
Dick was a true friend for years. We played a lot of golf together. In all this time he never said a negative word about anyone. What a class gentleman he was! I will always remember the great times we had. In his early 90’s he flew in alone from Denver to play in a golf tournament with us. This was the highlight of my year and think Dick’s as well. I am sure you are in heaven and I hope to join you one day. I will always be thankful for knowing you!
April 13, 2019
Dick I will truly miss your wisdom your strength your humor and your voice! You have been a father figure to me for many years and I will treasure all those memories forever! I love you, Mary
April 12, 2019
Always knew I would miss you when you were gone...never knew how much 'til now. I will cherish the legacy left behind by you and will always share it with the kids and grandkids. The memories of you and mom are written in my heart and will be shared freely in the days and years to come . Thanks for all you did for everyone.
April 11, 2019
May you Rest In Peace Dad right next to Mom & Jesus! You will be dearly missed! Keep them laughing up there! All My Love,