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Michael Austin PritchettPassing: January 23, 2021


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Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, January 27th @ 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


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MITCHELL – Michael Austin Pritchett, 66, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021, at his residence.

Born September 30, 1954, in Bloomington, he was the son of Frederick Austin “Bud” and Ruby Violet (Brassine) Pritchett.  He married Trena Gaines September 6, 2014.

He retired from General Motors with 45 years of service.  Michael enjoyed playing the guitar, woodworking, and the outdoors.  He was a member of Mt. Olive Church of Christ and Stonebelt Stargazers.

Michael was an amazing father, husband, papaw, and friend.  He was loved by so many people and will be dearly missed.

Trena Pritchett of Mitchell
Stephanie Renea Pritchett of Oolitic
Jennifer Michelle (Matthew) Grunewald of Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Maria Elizabeth (Nathan) Mull of Evansville
Brent Michael (Hannah) Collins of Mitchell
11 grandchildren
Kiva (Bill) Gratzer of Bedford

His parents and brother, William “Billy” Pritchett, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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16 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Barbara Hoffman Hazen | Terre haute In
    Date: January 28, 2021
    I am so sorry and so shocked. Mike was a classmate and friend. He was a really nice guy. Barb Hoffman Hazen
  2. Guest: Patty Winner | Bedford
    Date: January 28, 2021
    Mike was an Oolitic classmate with class of 1972. He was a great guy. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort.
  3. Guest: Allen and Amber Knight | Springville, IN
    Date: January 27, 2021
    Stephanie, Jennifer, and Maria- So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I'm praying for peace for you all every day. I'm sorry I couldn't make it tonight. I love you girls and if you need anything let me know. Love, Amber
  4. Guest: Robert Bex | Bedford, IN
    Date: January 26, 2021
    Prayers for the family.
  5. Guest: John Conley | Bedford , Indiana
    Date: January 26, 2021
    I worked with Mike for many years. Always had a wise thing to say about any situation. I watched him in his professional life and his music life. He was always a genuine person no matter what. And I am proud to have been able to know him and experience his friendship. Prayers to the family Mike will be truly misses by so many!
  6. Guest: Jessica Craig | Springville, In
    Date: January 26, 2021
    Stephanie, Jennifer, and Maria I am so sorry for your loss. The world lost an amazing man. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.
  7. Guest: Debbie Lorentson | ANTIOCH, TN
    Date: January 25, 2021
    Trena and all the rest of the family, Wishing we could be there for you. Please know that we are all thinking and praying for you.
  8. Guest: Mary Lagle | Mitchell, In
    Date: January 25, 2021
    So very sorry Trena and family, Mike was a nice man and neighbor, prayers for comfort during this sad difficult time. Gerry and Pauline Lagle
  9. Guest: Fred “ Butch “ Patton | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: January 25, 2021
    “ What a gentleman and friend “. Worked with Mike at GM, always a pleasant guy to talk to. Never complained about any job I gave him. His family has my upmost condolences.
  10. Guest: Patty Cottengain | Orleans, IN
    Date: January 25, 2021
    Stephanie I am so sorry for the passing of your Dad. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
  11. Guest: Lincoln Reese | Shelbyville, tn
    Date: January 25, 2021
    So Sorry to hear this about Mike . He was one of the first to show me around the GM Bedford plant when I came in from Spring Hill . Great man. God be with Him.Michael you will be sadly missed. We will cherish the memories we made.Mike, I'll see you on the otherside .
  12. Guest: Kim A Musgrave | Evansville, Indiana
    Date: January 25, 2021
    It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our Brother Michael Pritchett. We extend our sincere sympathy to his family and share in their loss. A private tribute to his memory will be held at our next union meeting in his honor. Rest in peace, Brother. With Deepest Sympathy, The Officers, Staff and Members of IBEW Local Union 16 Evansville, Indiana
  13. Guest: Tina Stewart | Peri, IN
    Date: January 25, 2021
    You will be so greatly missed and are forever loved. You are such a wonderful man and a great father. Love you so much Mike ! Trena , you are forever in my prayers.
  14. Guest: Laura Baker | Mitchell
    Date: January 25, 2021
    Trena, I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
  15. Guest: Kim Briner | Orleans, IN
    Date: January 25, 2021
    Trena, I am so very sorry for your loss! Big hugs! My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this time.
  16. Guest: Barry and Lisa Collins | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: January 24, 2021
    Michael you will be sadly missed. We will cherish the memories we made. The laughter and love of listening to you playing in the band. Every time I hear the blues you’ll be thought of. Rest In Peace now with no more pain. Love you always