Ray was a native of Linn, West Virginia, living in Cleveland, OH before moving to Elizabethton in 1981. He was the son of the late Russell and Jane Spore Pritt. In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his loving wife of 39 years, Betty Lou Roberts Pritt. He was retired construction worker. He loved to work in his vegetable garden and gave away the fruits of his labor to his friends, neighbors, and church family. Ray was a member of Zion Baptist Church, but attended First Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his baby girl, Becky Presnell and her husband Jody, who Ray loved as his son, his only brother and sister-in-law, Perry and Midge Pritt, Linn, WV and his two nieces, Patty (Jeff) Montgomery, Sand Ford, WV and Beverly Pritt, Linn WV. Also, surviving are numerous sisters-in-laws, brother-in-law other nieces and nephews, and special friends, Wes and Cathy Sargent. Ray’s wish was for everybody to know the Lord and attend church.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Montgomery and Rev. Nathan Jennings officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2020 in the Lyons Cemetery. Music will be provided by Chad Bogart and Rebecca Osborne. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:20 p.m. Thursday will be: Jody Presnell, Jackie Roberts, Allen Oliver, Tony Peek, Thomas Proffit, Gary “Butch” Lipford, DJ Dugger, David Babb.
The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Amedisys Hospice, Wes & Cathy Sargent and Rev. Nathan Jennings. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:20 p.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Pritt family.