Rev. Dr. Troy Lynn Pritt of Warren went to be with the Lord on July 8, 2018 at St. Vincents Hospital in Little Rock.
He was born on April 20, 1938 in Elkins, West Virginia to Troy Wye Pritt and Glenoka Mae Stalnaker Pritt.
Dr. Pritt had served the pulpit at Dermott Presbyterian Church for a number of years. Prior to that from 1987-2000, he served the Edwards-Rogers Larger Parish in Bradley County which were a group of Presbyterian Churches in Banks, Hermitage, and Johnsville, Arkansas in Bradley County. Prior to that he had served in the pulpit in Covington, Tennessee, Fairlea, West Virginia, Parsons, West Virginia, and Winffield, West Virginia.
Dr. Pritt was a graduate of the University of Maryland, Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina.
He served honorably for 23 years, beginning with the U.S. Marine Corps, then briefly in the U.S. Air Force, and finally the most of his service in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged from all branches and served as a Russian translator during the height of the Cold War, serving in Alaska, the United Kingdom, and in West Berlin.
After retiring fulltime from the ministry, Pritt served seven years as a fulltime substitute teacher in both Hermitage and Warren Public Schools in Bradley County.
He went onto write a number of award winning novels, the first was a biography of his father, but the others were fictional novels that still can be found online through Amazon.com and other online services.
Dr. Pritt is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lorraine Catherine Barrows Pritt of Warren, Arkansas, originally of Baltimore, Maryland; two sisters, Beverly Baker and her husband Raymond Baker of Baltimore, Maryland and Donna Cummins and her husband Steve Cummins of Chappell Hill, Texas; a brother, Marshall Pritt and his wife Danetta Pritt of New Port Richey, Florida; a sister-in-law, Ruth B. Godey of Timonium, Maryland; sons, Paul T. Pritt and his wife Sandra M. Pritt of Memphis, Tennessee, Mark D. Pritt and his wife Christine P. Pritt of Walkersville, MD., David B. Pritt and wife Kim L. Pritt of Watertown, New York, and Andrew C. Pritt of North Little Rock; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. at Hickory Springs ARP Church with Rev. Philip Farris officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Hickory Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, July 16 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Frazers Funeral Home in Warren.