OBITUARY

John Edward Prickett

December 12, 1944July 29, 2018
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It is with tremendous sorrow that the family of John Edward Prickett announces his passing from this earth on July 29, 2018.

Born on December 12, 1944, in Anniston, Alabama to John Arnold Prickett and Madeleine Street Prickett, John (or Eddy as known by his hometown friends and family) was an avid Auburn football fan. He was forever defined by his wonderful friends and family in Anniston an always longed to someday return to that simpler time and place. As an alumni of Auburn University, and dedicated member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, he rarely missed attending, or watching, a game. John was a proud service member of the United States Army, where he achieved the rank of Captain. He served his country in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, with the 4th M.P. Company, Camp Enari, Pleiku, South Vietnam, during which time he received the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Campaign Medal, as well as other various service awards. Following his honorable discharge, Jon moved to Memphis, Tennessee to begin a career with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Married on August 28, 1972, to Betty Katherine Davis, they enjoyed many years participating in the Memphis City League football and softball programs. John was a terrific athlete and greatly loved participating with these wonderful groups. John and Betty Katherine would be celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary this August.

John was preceded to Heaven by his parents, John A. Prickett, Jr. and Madeleine S. Prickett, as well as other deeply loved aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his wife, Betty Katherine (Davis) Prickett, his children, Ashley Lorraine (Prickett) Youngblood, wife of Jason Youngblood, and Wesley Edward Prickett; and his beloved grand children, Parker Blake Prickett, Anniston Grace Youngblood and little Barrett Cole Youngblood. He is survived by Halle, his fur princess and Kitty Bree, both of whom provided him with many hours of comfort and peace.

Visitation will be at Collierville Funeral Home, Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, a service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment in Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, Tennessee following the service.

  • FAMILY

  • Betty Katherine (Davis) Prickett, Wife
  • Ashley Lorraine (Prickett) Youngblood (Jason), Child
  • Wesley Edward Prickett, Child
  • Parker Blake Prickett, Grandchild
  • Anniston Grace Youngblood, Grandchild
  • Barrett Cole Youngblood, Grandchild
  • John was preceded to Heaven by his parents, John A. Prickett, Jr. and Madeleine S. Prickett, as well as other deeply loved aunts, uncles and cousins.

    He is survived by Halle, his fur princess and Kitty Bree, both of whom provided him with many hours of comfort and peace.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 3, 2018
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Bonnie Algee

August 6, 2018

Betty, so sorry. I was on my way out of town when I found out about John's passing. It was quite a shock. I would have been with all of you had I been in town.

Working with John was a challenge at first. He was so particular about his reports. Took him a while before he would trust me to type his reports. But, I finally won him over.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bonnie Algee

Jerry Robinson

August 2, 2018

Betty and family. I will always cherish the memories of you and John in our younger years in Memphis. John and I had some wonderful times together as young agents in ATF. Please accept my condolences and know that I feel a deep sense of loss. John was a great friend.

Lucia Johnson (Cleveland-Class of ‘63)

August 2, 2018

Eddie was a great friend -one of a kind. He will truly be missed!
The video was wonderful ! May God hold your family in the palm of His hand!
Much love and sympathy🙏❤️

Michael Knight

August 1, 2018

The ATF Nashville Field Division would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love from the ATF family that surrounds you.

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Biography

It is with tremendous sorrow that the family of John Edward Prickett announces his passing from this earth on July 29, 2018.

Born on December 12, 1944, in Anniston, Alabama to John Arnold Prickett and Madeleine Street Prickett, John (or Eddy as known by his hometown friends and family) was an avid Auburn football fan. He was forever defined by his wonderful friends and family in Anniston an always longed to someday return to that simpler time and place. As an alumni of Auburn University, and dedicated member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, he rarely missed attending, or watching, a game. John was a proud service member of the United States Army, where he achieved the rank of Captain. He served his country in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, with the 4th M.P. Company, Camp Enari, Pleiku, South Vietnam, during which time he received the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Campaign Medal, as well as other various service awards. Following his honorable discharge, Jon moved to Memphis, Tennessee to begin a career with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

Married on August 28, 1972, to Betty Katherine Davis, they enjoyed many years participating in the Memphis City League football and softball programs. John was a terrific athlete and greatly loved participating with these wonderful groups. John and Betty Katherine would be celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary this August.

John was preceded to Heaven by his parents, John A. Prickett, Jr. and Madeleine S. Prickett, as well as other deeply loved aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his wife, Betty Katherine (Davis) Prickett, his children, Ashley Lorraine (Prickett) Youngblood, wife of Jason Youngblood, and Wesley Edward Prickett; and his beloved grand children, Parker Blake Prickett, Anniston Grace Youngblood and little Barrett Cole Youngblood. He is survived by Halle, his fur princess and Kitty Bree, both of whom provided him with many hours of comfort and peace.

Visitation will be at Collierville Funeral Home, Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, a service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment in Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, Tennessee following the service.