David Carl Pritchett

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

David Carl Pritchett, 48, Reelsville, died in a kayaking accident on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.

Born in Greencastle on July 20, 1962, he was the son of Geraldine Aker Pritchett of Greencastle and the late Joseph M. Pritchett, of Indianapolis.

David graduated from Greencastle High School in 1979 and subsequently earned an associate's degree in industrial electronics from ISU. He joined First Rate Electrical Services in 1984, working for them for 17 years before joining Allison Payment Systems in 2007.

David was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with his sons and their Cub Scout troop, helping several of the scouts to improve their camping skills and earn merit badges for tree identification, canoeing and other outdoor activities.

He is survived by his wife Michelle, teenaged sons Kenneth and Dillon, mother Geraldine, brother Charles, all of Reelsville, and niece Phoebe Pritchett of Bloomington.

A memorial in celebration of David's life will be held at Nunzio's Pizza in Greencastle on June 5, from 2 to 10 p.m., for friends and family.

In support of his wife and sons, memorial contributions may be made to the Pritchett Family Fund, c/o First National Bank, Greencastle, IN 46135.