Richard “Dick” Pratchard, 65, of Hot Springs, passed away at his home on Jan. 20, 2013. Dick was born on April 10, 1947, in Cincinnati, to Richard and Helen (Oliver) Pratchard. He is preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Dona; two sons, Richard (Carrie), of Hot Springs and Eric, of Tulsa, Okla.; three grandchildren, Karly and Scott, of Hot Springs and R.J., of Michigan; his mother, Helen and two sisters, Judith (Don) Neiheisel and Lisa Troxel (Keith Sumey), all of Cincinnati.
Before moving to Hot Springs, Dick spent over 30 years in Petoskey, Mich. where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf.
He was very passionate about Ohio State football and whatever football team his grandson played on. Dick was a member of First Baptist Church and the Glenwood and Pellston Masonic Lodges.
Pallbearers will include Richard Pratchard, Eric Pratchard, Scott Pratchard, Jerry Pate, Greg Pate and Don Neiheisel.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the National Kidney Foundation.
Visitation will be held from noon-2 p.m. Thursday at Crossgate Church with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. in the Community Room with Pastor Mike Pounders officiating.
Interment will be in Crestview Cemetery following the service.
Guest register at http://www.grossfuneralhome.com.