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William Charles "Bubba" Pritchard

February 16, 1956November 15, 2020
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William “Bubba” Pritchard was born February 16, 1956 in Seguin, Texas to Effie Cowey Pritchard and Sidney Pritchard. He graduated from Waelder High School in 1974. In 1977, he married Evelyn Brunner. They were married for 43 years. They were blessed with one child; Ashley Pritchard. After graduating from high school, Bubba worked for J Bar B Foods, Schulenburg Printing, Prototype Machine, and started his own business, in 1997, Trophy Tech and Gifts. He retired from the Flatonia Volunteer Fire Department after serving 20 years as a volunteer and also served as Fire Chief. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Flatonia and served as an usher, rosary leader, and Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of the Flatonia Knights of Columbus, served as Grand Knight and also was a Fourth Degree Knight. Bubba served on many ACTS Retreats and was truly a fisher of men. He enjoyed serving the community as a Flatonia Little League Coach and he helped start the Blue Santa Program and Golf Tournament in Flatonia to help provide gifts to children in need.

Bubba’s outgoing personality and kind spirit will be remembered by many. He never met a stranger and loved the outdoors. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. He brought joy and laughs to everyone he met.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters, Eunice Engelmann and Doris Vecera. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Pritchard, daughter Ashley Eddlemon and husband Kelly and 2 precious granddaughters; brother Donnie Pritchard and wife Patty; in-laws Dennis and Barbara Freytag, Ronnie and Carolyn Kallus; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial contributions can be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia.

Serving as pallbearers Bruce Vecera, Douglas Engelmann, Chris Freytag, Ronnie Kallus Jr., Russell Kallus, and Donnie Mikulenka.

A private visitation was held Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 3PM at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Flatonia. Holy Rosary and Funeral Mass was held Friday, November 20, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia officiated by Father Eddie Winkler. Burial followed at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Flatonia.

Words of comfort can be expressed to the family at www.smithfuneralhomeflatonia.com

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  • FAMILY

  • Evelyn Pritchard, Wife
  • Sidney Eugene Pritchard, Father (deceased)
  • Effie Eunice Cowey Pritchard, Mother (deceased)
  • Ashley Eddlemon, Daughter
  • Kelly Eddlemon, Son-in-law
  • Donnie Pritchard, Brother
  • Patty Pritchard, Sister-in-law
  • Eunice Engelmann, Sister (deceased)
  • Doris Vecera, Sister (deceased)
  • Two, Granddaughters
  • Dennis Freytag, Brother-in-law
  • Barbara Freytag, Sister-in-law
  • Ronnie Kallus, Brother-in-law
  • Carolyn Kallus, Sister-in-law
  • Bubba also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bruce Vecera, Pallbearer
  • Douglas Engelmann, Pallbearer
  • Chris Freytag, Pallbearer
  • Ronnie Kallus Jr., Pallbearer
  • Russell Kallus, Pallbearer
  • Donnie Mikulenka, Pallbearer
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  • Private Visitation

    Thursday, November 19, 2020

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    Friday, November 20, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, November 20, 2020

  • Burial

    Friday, November 20, 2020

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Mava Jalufka

November 23, 2020

I am so sad to learn of Bubba's passing. He was a great friend, thoughtful and caring at every turn. I had the opportunity to work with him on numerous occasions. He was always light-hearted and fun. My sincere sympathies to Evelyn and all of his loved ones. May he Rest in Peace.

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