Class of 1961
1961 Maroon Spotlight
F.F.A. ’57-’61; English Assembly ’59-’60.
Hal Duane Pritchettt
March 9, 1943 – March 19, 2023
Hal Duane Pritchett, age 80, of Perry, Oklahoma, passed away March 19, 2023, at home with his loving wife by his side.
Hal was born on March 9, 1943, in Perry, Oklahoma, to Paul and Lila (Loula) Pritchett. Hal grew up in Perry and graduated from Perry High School in 1961. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Hal retired from Oklahoma Natural Gas after 31 years of service.
He was a loving husband, father, and grandpa (Pa) whose greatest joy came from his faith and family. Hal was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed working cattle, hunting, and fishing.
Survivors include his wife Carol Pritchett, Perry; daughters Theresa Pritchett, Tulsa, and Catherine Oakley and her husband Jason, Perry; son P.R. Pritchett and his wife, Dianna, Piedmont; grandchildren Jonathon Pritchett, Caroline Pritchett, Hallie Oakley, Colt Pritchett, and Christina Pritchett; sister Paula Kay (Pritchett) Thompson, Fort Worth, Texas; sisters-in-law Theresa Smith and Barbara Nagel; and numerous friends and family.
Hal is preceded in death by his parents, brother Kenneth Pritchett, and brother-in-law Bud Nagel.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2023, at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Perry with Father Bala Pudota officiating. Hal will be laid to rest at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation of Oklahoma, 720 W Wilshire Blvd Ste. 109, Oklahoma City, OK 73116-7737 or American Heart Association, 3401 NW 63rd St # 510, Oklahoma City, OK 73116.