David Lee Pritchard

Born: Tue., Aug. 20, 1940
Died: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018


12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 03, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 04, 2018
Location: Hill Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sun., Nov. 04, 2018
Location: Hill Funeral Home

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David L. Pritchard

    David L. Pritchard, 78, of Laurelville, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 30, 2018 after a hard-fought battle with ALS. He was born on August 20, 1940, in Adelphi, the son of the late Charles and Alice (Schrader) Pritchard.

    In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Sandie V. (Moncrief) Pritchard; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marjorie and George Heckler and Donna and John Karshner; and nephews, Brad Heckler and John Karshner Jr.

    Dave is survived by his sons, Scott (Vicki) Pritchard, of Circleville, and David (Sandy) Pritchard, of Circleville; daughter, Mishelle (Walter) Simpson, of Laurelville; grandchildren, Jason, Matt, Tyler, and Eli Pritchard, Kailee (Corbin) Gardner, MacKenzie (DJ) Judd, and Courtney Simpson; great-grandchildren, Addison, Paisley, Milah, Alice, and Cleo; brother, Chuck (Sharon) Pritchard; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends from Maine, Nathan, Amanda, and Isiah Barrett, as well as numerous other close friends.

    Dave’s passions included his family, hunting, fishing that included dozens of trips to Canada with friends and family, watching his grandchildren’s sporting events, and hunting mushrooms. In 1972, with a $200.00 loan from his parents, Dave went to and graduated from Reppert’s School of Auctioneering in Decatur, Indiana. After serving an apprenticeship with Stanley & Sons Auctioneers, in Chillicothe, and with the help of his late wife, family, and dedicated employees, Dave Pritchard Auctioneering was born. He was extremely proud of the recent addition of his two grandsons becoming auctioneers, making 3 generations of auctioneers. In addition, Dave Sr. and Dave Jr. are the only father and son to ever win the Ohio State bid calling championship. His passion for the auction industry was unmatched. There will definitely be a void in the auction industry as a result of Dave’s passing, but as Dave always said, “Keep your tailgate up.”

    Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 4 at 1:00 p.m. at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston with Rev. Jim Hettinger officiating. Burial will follow in Green Summit Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at Hill’s.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dave’s honor to the ALS Association (P.O. Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037). Condolences can be made on Dave’s online guest registry at www.hillfhkingston.com.

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Nedra Downs
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
Deepest sympathizes to Dave's family. He sold my parents farm in 1978 and was a good friend to my parents. We went to so many of his auctions. He'll be missed by many.

Stuart & Stephanie Sharpnack
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
So very sad to hear of Dave's passing. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends! Dave, you will definitely be missed by many and especially by your friends from the Pickaway Senior Center​.

Penny Spencer
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
Dave and Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Mike & Laurie Mooney
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
Dave Sr. was such a special man, he and Dave Jr. brought me into the auction business and let me apprentice under them. I would not be where I am today without Dave's help. He will be sadly missed by Laurie and I.

Rick Jones
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
I am Deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Dave,he was a Great Guy and Friend to all who knows Him..He has been a special part of Our Laurelville area Commumity for several years,...and He sure will be missed ...but not forgotten...Our Shmpaty is sent to All the Family ,Friends ..and Co workers in the Auctioneer Field...God Bless ...RIP...DAVE...Amen...until we meet again...

Glenda Martin
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
So very sorry for your lost . May the Lord comfort you . ❤

Adam Dunn & Family
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
Dave Jr, Scott and the entire Pritchard Family,

Sr is a great man. Fond memories of his constant encouragement.
One of the great auctioneers that I grew up watching when I was young.
A man to be proud of.

The Dunn Family is thinking of you and yours...!

Anthony Bayman
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
Would like to Express my sympathy to all of the family Anthony Bayman

Heidi S Riddle
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
My deepest sympathies for your family's loss. Dave was a good man and a very pleasant person to be around. I have fond memories of him. Sending peace to you all.

Duck & Robin Newmn
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
Sending our sympathies and comforting prayers to the family. R.I.P. Dave. You will be missed by many. God bless.

Betty Graham
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
So very sorry to hear,Dave was a very nice person.And his auctioneer voice was like music.He will be sadly missed.Rest in peace .Prayers for the family.

Holly Pritchard
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
I was very saddened and at a loss for words to hear about Dave passing he was a very humble man with a strong voice he was always very respectful to my father Alonzo I will always remember how kind he was to our family I will keep the entire family in my thoughts and prayers

Robert Morrison
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Robert Morrison .

Condolences from the Morrison family Rob , Kelly and Dawson

Richard & Donna Hall
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
Sorry to hear this prayers to you and your family my friend

Bill and Sheryl McGowan
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss, he is now at peace.We enjoyed the many auctions and the atmosphere when he was doing them. He will be greatly missed. It has been a tough year losing so many parents. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and our prayers. May God hold you close during this tough period.

Henry M. Stanley, III
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
We are truly sorry for the loss of such a fine person. It was a pleasure to have helped him begin his career in the auction profession and to watch his family create a thriving business. Our thoughts & prayers are for the Pritchard Family.
The Henry M. Stanley, Jr. and Henry M. Stanley, III Families
STANLEY & SON, Inc. Auctioneers & REALTORS, Carolina Auto Auction & Indiana Auto Auction

stephanie adams
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018


Our condolences, Uncle Dave was a great uncle to me and my sisters. He will be missed. All my love to the Pritchard family. Steffi and Jason Adams

Phil Thompson
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
Dave and Sandy, Scott and family.
Want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family.
Dave was a great auctioneer and good person to know. he always had a smile.
He will be sadly missed.
Your Friends
Phil & Carol Thompson

Jim & Zelpha Barnhart
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
Our deepest condolences to his family and friends

Butch & Shelley Ricketts
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Dave. He was a great person and will be missed by many.

Lorie Mowery ( Step Daughter of Alonzo Pritchard
   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
So very sorry to hear of cousin Dave’s passing my sister and I were talking about how we were so excited when he would come to visit. We always begged him not to leave til he auctioned something for us. Or as my sister would say talk fast for us..I remember going mushroom hunting with Dave and my dad. He is part of fond memories of my childhood. He will definitely be missed.

Kelly Collins
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
Dear Scott,
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and all of your family. I remember growing up next to you guys on Yearling Rd. I always admired your father. He was always a very nice,sweet man. I am so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Kelly (Murphy) Collins.

The Jeffers Family
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
David Pritchard never a met a stranger and possessed that rare ability to impact....making whoever he spoke with feel like the most important person in the room. His care for others was deep and genuine; his smile comforting. His laugh will be missed.

Heather Gumm
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
Prayers are with you all
Psalm 46:10 "Be still, and know
that I am God."

Ronnie & Betty Aylor
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
Our sincere sympathy to the family of Dave Pritchard. He was a good friend and will truly be missed, but we know we will see him again in a better place.

Charles & Christine Blankenship
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Yolanda Wemer
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
Thinking of you all as we send prayers and hugs of condolence for Dave's passing. He will be missed by many and it was a true pleasure working with and knowing him. If there would be anything we can do, just ask.

With deepest sympathy,
Yolanda Wemer and Family

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