William “Neil” Pritchard, 68, passed away November 18, 2019 at UNC Chapel Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Hilda Pritchard; daughter, Caraleigh Pritchard, mother-in-law, Ida Leighn Gardner “Mammy”; and brother, Cecil Pritchard.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Cynthia Gardner Pritchard; daughter, Andrea Creech (Chuckie), Kyle Pritchard (Danielle), all of Nashville. He was a loving “Dadoo” to his grandchildren, Charlie, Andrew, and Kyleigh Creech, and one granddaughter on the way, Lucy Pritchard. He also leaves a brother, Dwayne Pritchard of Rocky Mount and numerous nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and great-nephews.
Neil also leaves behind his cherished race family. Other than spending time with family and friends, or building 2 strokes, he felt most at home when he was building racetracks or “playing with dirt”.
A service to celebrate Neil’s life will be held on Friday, November 22, at 1:00 PM, Corinth Baptist Church, 2883 North Highway 58, Nashville, 27856. The burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery in Nashville. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 21, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, also at Corinth Baptist Church, and other times at the home.
While floral tributes are appreciated, those wishing to make memorial donations are asked to consider the "Mr. Neil Ambassador Award", an annual recognition that will be awarded to a member of the East Coast EDT racing community. Donations may be submitted by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Mr. Neil" in the message line.
Friends are invited to remember Neil by bringing a favorite photo to be shared on a Life Collage at the church.
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