"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord."
Jimmy Lee "Blackjack" Pritchett of Rustburg, VA went to his home in Heaven on October 30, 2023, at his residence. Blackjack was born in Lynchburg, VA on May 17, 1938. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawson Wayne Pritchett, and Mildred Gunter Pritchett. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, John Wayne Pritchett and Curtis Eugene Pritchett.
Jim is survived by his wife of 32 years, Bert Pritchett, a daughter Janine Campbell and husband Robert of Forest, a stepson Emery Bowser and wife Kimie of Culpepper, a son Terry Pritchett of Florida.
Jim is also survived by his brothers Lawson "Buster" Pritchett and wife Sharon of Lynchburg and brother Coleman Pritchett and wife Betty of Richmond, VA. A host of cousins, nieces and nephews and brother and sister in laws.
He was Papa to Grandsons BJ Bryant and fiance' Isabelle of Columbus Ohio, Robert Bryant and wife Stefanie of Richmond and Taylor Campbell of Cold Springs, KY. A great grandson Kyle Bryant of Columbus, OH.
He also was proud to have a son of the heart Pastor Mike Dodson, Tree of Life Ministries, and daughter of the heart Wendy Ballowe Coffey of Timberlake. These two he has loved their entire lives.
He was also proud to call Hailey McKay, Kaitlyn Andreas, and Sophie Andreas, Granddaughters of the heart.
He was also preceded in death by his best buddy in life Lee Wilson, whom he has missed dearly.
On behalf of Jim, the family would like to thank Tina Wilson for being a close devoted friend.
Jim spent a big part of his life giving to people and volunteering at various organizations. Jim served in the United States Marine Corps., loved western shows and being a cowboy, bull rider in his younger days at Martins Stables in Martinsville VA. He retired from Restauria at Ericson. Jim also loved to sing Hank Williams Sr, and knew he was good at it! His greatest gift was his salvation 1 year ago when he gave his life to Jesus. Jim was a member of Solid Rock Church in Madison Hts.
Jim will also be missed by his devoted Schnauzer Jack.
The family would also like to thank Gentle Shepard Hospice for their compassionate care for our loved one.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lynchburg Area Detachment Marine Corps League #759, the National Center for Healthy Veterans, Tree of Life Ministries, or Gentle Shepard Hospice
To respect Jimmy's wishes, there will not be any services.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.