Marvin Eugene Pritchard, age 81, of Rutherfordton, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019.
He was the son of the late Arby and Gertrude Davis Pritchard and was a native of Burke county. Marvin was a member at Shingle Hollow Congregational Holiness Church. He was a Sunday school teacher at Welcome Home Baptist many years ago. Marvin was a softball coach for Frazier Ford for many years, and Tanner's Women's softball team. Marvin had a love for fishing, hunting rabbits with his beagle dogs, and his garden. He enjoyed horseshoe pitching and was a champion at it. Marvin was preceded in death by three brothers: Clarence Pritchard, Herman Pritchard, and Carl Lee Pritchard.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years: Nora Arrowood Pritchard. One Daughter: Debbie Haynes and her husband James of Rutherfordton. One Son: Michael Pritchard and his wife Angela of Rutherfordton. Two Sisters: Irene Hoyle, Mary Keeter. Five Brothers: Claude Pritchard, Roy Pritchard, J.C. Pritchard, Roger Pritchard, Troy Pritchard. Seven Grandchildren and 18 Great-Grandchildren.
The funeral service was held at Shingle Hollow Congregational Holiness Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills: PO Box 336 Forest City, NC 28043.
McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services is serving the family.