|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1921|
|Death: ||Dec. 4, 2008|
Mead White Pritchett, 87, of 21301 Mead Road, Omaha, passed away from this life at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at Fountain View Nursing Home in Eldorado, after a month-long struggle with heart and kidney disease.
He was a retired farmer and rural mail carrier for 36 years carrying the Omaha Routes 1 and 2. Mead was a 65-year member of the Omaha Masonic Lodge and a lifetime member of the American Legion.
Mead was born on Oct. 12, 1921, in the community of Adkin, 1 1/2 miles west of Omaha, to Horace and Jessie (Draper) Pritchett. A lifelong resident of Gallatin County except while attending Southern Illinois (Normal) University for two years, and when he answered our country's call to join the army during World War II. Mead served as staff sergeant in the 265th field artillery battery "B" battalion from Oct. 26, 1942, to Jan. 3, 1946, in the European theater of operation landing on Omaha Beach in France at midnight after the D-Day invasion; seeing battles and campaigns in Northern France, Ardennes and Central Europe. During his service time he earned three overseas service bars, one service stripe, American Campaign medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater ribbon with three bronze service battle stars, good conduct medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. During his time in Europe, Mead met his future wife, Suzanne Dalbanne, daughter of Dr. Pierre and Mme. Elise Dalbanne. On Sept. 19, 1946, they were married at the Methodist Church in Johnston City by the Rev. Homer Young. She survives him.
Mead and Suzanne had 62 years together and are the parents of three children, Mike and wife Charlotte of Omaha, Helen Pritchett of Harrisburg and Jack Pritchett of Omaha; four beautiful and much loved granddaughters, Heather Pritchett of Chihuahua City, Mexico, Rikki DeNeal and husband Jason of Harrisburg and Kylie and Samantha "Sami" Pritchett of Omaha; also, two great-granddaughters, Hannah and Halli DeNeal, whom Mead loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Carl; a sister, Naomi; and a nephew, Joe Pritchett.
Mead is also survived by great-nephew, Bob and wife Claire Pritchett of Roseville; and great-niece, Becky Boswell of Bloomington.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Vickery Funeral Chapel in Omaha with visitation from noon to service time. The Rev. Harold Hungate will officiate and Masonic rites will be given. Burial will be in Palestine Two Cemetery near Omaha with military rites.
In lieu of flowers please donate to General Baptist International- Chihuahua Ministries, 100 Stinson Drive, Poplar Bluff, Mo. 63901.
Internet condolences may be sent to the Internet site www.vickeryfuneralchapel.com.
Suzanne Dalbanne Pritchett (1924 - 2013)*
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