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Hubert Ray Pritchett
Nags Head- Hubert Ray Pritchett, 69, of Nags Head, NC passed away Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Norfolk Sentara Hospital. Mr. Pritchett was the son of the late Alvin Hubert Pritchett and Nannie Hutchinson. Mr. Pritchett was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Pritchett and Dwight Pritchett.
He was raised in Hixson, TN, where at the age of 17 he left to join the United States Marine Corps. He retired as a Gunnery Sergeant after 20 years of active service and 10 years in the Fleet reserve. During his service he spent over 8 years stationed overseas and did two tours in Vietnam. Being a disabled American veteran he was very proud in his active support of the Disabled American Veterans. In 1984 Ray moved to the Outer Banks, with an air conditioning background. He quickly became a well known and respected small business owner. After surviving lung cancer in 1993, he partnered with his son to start Master Heating & Cooling. He was an avid outdoor sportsman. Affectionately known as “Mr. Ray”. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his son, Anthony Pritchett and wife Susan, of KDH. Daughter, Lisa Foster of Greenville. Granddaughter, Rhiannon Foster of KDH and beloved office companion canines Sally Mae and Daisy Mae. Sister, Anna Mae (Sally) Elsea of Soddy Daisy, TN, and Brother Donald Pritchett of Hixson, TN.
A service of remembrance with full military honors will be held Wednesday, July 20 at 1:00 PM at Kitty Hawk Baptist Church, MP 4., Pastor Don Teears officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service and at other times at 1402 Ketch Lane, KDH. Burial of the urn will follow at a future date at the Pritchett Cemetery in his birthplace of Rhea County, TN.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in honor of Gunnery Sergeant Hubert Ray Pritchett USMC (ret) to the Disabled American Veterans. Condolences to the Pritchett family may be expressed via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.