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“Pat, Meredith, and Blakeley , you are in our thoughts and prayers. Carroll will never be far away, he lives in your thoughts , when you need his...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Wayne Suttle - Morganton, NC

“It was good to know Carroll in the past at NCSD . He was my short time supervisor. Carroll and I always rival about Glen Alpine vs NCSD sports. He...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Charlie Dawkins - Friend

“Pat and family, I am so sorry to hear this news. You were such a beautiful and talented couple that we always enjoyed being around. Our thoughts...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Pat Clark - Friend

“David, we are very sorry for your loss. May your sweetest memories help keep you strong during this difficult time. You & your family will be in our...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Sue & Hubert Howard - Friend

“Pat, Carroll was such a joy to be around! We always had such a connection, sharing stories, etc. He made everything interesting, and oftentimes,...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: GUINN HUFFMAN - Friend

“Thoughts and prayers to Carroll's family. He was such a nice and talented man. He did a landscape job at my home many years ago and was so kind and...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Laura McCoy - Morganton, NC


Mr. Carroll G. Pritchard, 73, of Morganton, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Carolina Caring Hospice House in Newton, following a period of declining health.

Mr. Pritchard was born on August 4, 1947 in Burke county to the late Paul Nelson Pritchard and Virginia Crawley Pritchard. Carroll began his career at NCSD in Morganton as a counselor and later as a job placement specialist in a vocational rehabilitation facility. Prior to retiring he began his thirty-two year career as a landscape designer and garden keeper for Sossoman Funeral Home. What began as a dirt bank in front of the building, quickly transformed into beautiful flower gardens and flowering trees by his creative inspiration. He also enhanced several residences and businesses with his container gardens and landscape designs . Carroll and his wife, Pat, created Pritchard Designs, providing wedding flowers and arranged flowers, until Carroll was no longer able to work. Carroll was a member of First Baptist Church of Morganton where he provided his church family with arrangements in his signature style.

Surviving his passing includes his wife of fifty one years, Patricia Pritchard; daughters, Meredith Searcy and her husband Chad, and Blakeley Pritchard; brother, David Pritchard and his wife Janet; sister Doris Brittain, and husband Doug; grandchildren Gabriel Searcy, Jacob Searcy, and Isaac Searcy; nieces, Tisha Fisher, and her husband Steve as well as their son Patch, Gina Crump, and husband Rick, and Jenny Cody, and husband David as well as their children Dylan Cody and Kendall Cody, Jalyn Stanley and her husband, Mauney, and their children Hollyn Kolt; sister-in-laws Retha Beard and husband Mike, and Etta Webster and husband Mark. As well as a numerous amount of extended family members.

The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses at Carolina Caring Hospice and Palliative care of Newton, North Carolina, for their compassionate and professional care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carolina Caring Hospice House at 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

The family will be having an outdoor service at First Baptist Church in Morganton on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2:30 PM with Dr. Thomas Bland, Jr. officiating. The Pritchard family will receive friends and family for an hour and a half before the service from 1:00 PM until 2:20 PM.

An online obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservice.com.

Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the Pritchard family.

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