In Memoriam : James Pritchard

James Pritchard James Steven Pritchard - age: 59
(November 05, 1957 to September 21, 2017 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017
Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, Illinois 62812


James Steven Pritchard, age 59, of Benton, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Franklin Hospital Emergency Room in Benton.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton with Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Family and Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Arrangements are with the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Mr. Pritchard was born on November 5, 1957 in Benton, IL the son of James Louis Pritchard and June Delorise (Priddy) Pritchard. He married the former Julee Ann Ramsey on May 3, 1998, and she preceded him in death on November 5, 2006.

Steven served his Country in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and loved to fish.

He worked as a truck driver, and was a member of the First Christian Church of Benton

He is survived by a son James C. Pritchard and wife Ashley of Ewing, IL; a daughter Keisha Pritchard of Benton; four grandchildren: James Isaac Pritchard, Haven Wilkerson, Gaven Wilkerson, and Taven Wilkerson; two sisters: Pam Cross of Benton, and Patti Fitzpatrick of Benton.

He was preceded in death by his father; paternal and maternal grandparents; and his wife.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the graveside service on Saturday.

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Sunnee Hedtkamp - September 22, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
I always loved you from the very first time we met and I always will. You told me that when you first seen me that you knew I was your woman . You were correct .. I miss you!!!!! Love you forever, Sunnee

Mike Cross - September 22, 2018Contact this person Contact this person
Hey Old Man! Itís been a year now since you left and I think about you every day. You are loved, missed, and will never be forgotten. In the morning Iíll be at Sam Pyle Bridge throwing a line in the water for ya.

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