Roy Dennis Pritchett, 67, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009 in Crawfordville. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Sylvia Ann Pritchett.
He was born in Decatur, Illinois and has lived in this area for 14 years. He was a member of Pioneer Baptist Church. He formerly served in the U.S. Navy. He was co-owner of Pickin' Parlour Park in Crawfordville, and the founder of the original Pickin' Parlour on College Avenue in Tallahassee. He was an avid musician and singer and he considered his fellow musicians as brothers and sisters. He was previously a member of the Angel Band in Tallahassee and the Cottonboll Express in Pelham, Georgia. He had also performed several times at the Sopchoppy Opry.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32309.
In keeping with tradition, a Celebration of his life will be held Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pickin' Parlour Park, 456 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida along with a covered dish meal and music. Fellow musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments. If you need directions call (850)926-3231 or click here for map .
He is survived by one son: Roy Dennis III (and wife Jill) of Tolona, Illinois; one step-son: George R. Pelt (and wife Jacquelyn) of Chiefland; one step-daughter: Peggy Gary (and husband Jason) of Crawfordville; his mother: Sarah Jane Pritchett of Shelbyville, Illinois; one brother-in-law: Fred Fyke of Decatur, Illinois; one sister: Lucinda Jane Mayfield of Shelbyville, Illinois; a good friend who he thought of as a sister: Emmerdell Dodson of Tallahassee; five grandchildren: Niko Pelt, Hunter Pelt, Dalton Pelt, all of Chiefland, Florida and Brett and Brook of Tolona, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by a brother, George Brian Pritchett, and two sisters, Melinda Binder and Shelby Fyke.