Charles E. Prichard

October 17, 1953October 16, 2020

Charles E. Prichard, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020, at his home after a courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

He was a 1971 graduate of Hixson High School and a long time senior manager with FedEx.

Mr. Prichard lived in many cities, including Mobile, AL, Chicago, IL, Raleigh, NC, Tampa, FL, and Fort Myers, FL.

He loved the outdoors, was an avid boater, and enjoyed billiards, hiking, and golf.

Mr. Prichard was born in Chattanooga to the late, “Bob” Prichard and Mary Elizabeth Bennett Ray.

He was also preceded in death by a brother Robert Glen Prichard, Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Angela Prichard: 2 sons, Riley, and Lucas Prichard; sister, Glenda (Ray) Kilgore; mother-in-law, Mary (Les) VerSteegh; sister-in-law, Linda Prichard, and her son, Robert Glen Prichard, Jr.; brother-in-law, John Knoot, and his children, Aysha, and Kai Knoot.

A memorial graveside service will be at a later date for the family only.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959, or, or ASPCA, @

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at


  • Angela Prichard, wife of 27 years
  • Riley and Lucas Prichard, Sons
  • Glenda Kilgore (Ray), Sister
  • Mary VerSteegh (Les), Mother-in-law
  • Linda Prichard, Sister-in-law
  • John Knoot, Brother-in-law
  • He is also survived by Robert Glen Prichard, Jr., Aysha, and Kai Knoot.

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Les VerSteegh

October 18, 2020

Charlie was a great story teller! He loved to talk about his youth and wild trips into the Tenn. mountains and all the trouble he and his buddies would get into. I enjoyed endless pool matches with him where he would beat me 9 out of 10 games. His boat rides in the Florida canals were breathtaking. We also had fun golfing and fishing. We shared talk of our families. He was so proud of Angie and the boys. He was also very proud of his career at FedX. He loved to complain about his dogs Ziggy and Zoey but really loved them very much. Thanks Charlie for all the wonderful memories! Les

John Knoot

October 17, 2020

Charlie could light up the room with his stories and deep laugh with that signature "I know" being part of the entertainment. He was generous with his time and expertise, tackling a plumbing problem or fixing something under the hood on my old truck. And he would stick with it, persevering beyond what was realistic until he figured it out. I think he did it because he liked a challenge, but mostly because I was his wife's brother and that was important to him. We'll miss you Charlie.


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