Emmett Howard Pritchard, age 81, passed away May 31, 2018.
Resident of Baton Rouge, family originally from Kentwood, Louisiana. He was a 1955 graduate from Istrouma High School, served in the United States Air Force, and a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church.
Howard devoted most his life to the community by serving in law enforcement.
Retired with 25 years of service with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriffs Association and 12 years as an investigator with the Baton Rouge District Attorney's office.
He loved to travel, the mountains, friends and most of all family and God.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Connie Fredericksen Pritchard; daughters Sonya and husband Terry Simoneaux; Sharon Pritchard; Lenea and husband Ted Hebert. Grandsons Matthew Stone and wife Heather; Trey Hebert and wife Allison; granddaughter Whitney Hebert Mammarella and husband David. He was blessed with seven great grandchildren: Wyatt, Jameson and Collins Stone; Zoe and Clara Hebert; and Evie and John David Mammerella.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father: Mattie McElveen Pritchard and Emmett Pritchard; and sister Martha Pritchard Brumfield.
Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. Visitation will resume on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Resthaven from 9:00am until funeral service at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Cancer Society.
The family of Howard wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Mary Bird Perkins doctors and staff for their support; OLOL ER doctors on May 15, 2018; and to all the loving caregivers at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice of Baton Rouge.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Randy Stone, James Allen Brumfield, Ronnie Moulard, Roy Lilley, Alex Blanchard, and Benny Skidmore.
Family and friends may sign the on line guest book or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
To the family of my friend and retired co-worker: My heart and my prayers go out to you in this your hour of sorrow, I worked with Emmett for many years in the Sheriff's office and the District Attorney's office and we became great friends. He was a wonderful person and I know he will truly be missed. May God bless and keep you . In Christ's Love Lt. Alex Twine
Lt. Alexander D. Twine, Retired EBR Parish Sheriff's OfficePrairieville, LA
Condolences. Rachael and me have fond memories of passing good times on credit union trips and speciiary the time Howard was giving the waiter a bad time and got kissed on the top of his bald head! I regret not continuing our friendship in the last few years.
Eugene leBlancSunshine, LA
We will really miss Howard. We enjoyed many trips with he and Connie. Best ever was Ouray, CO and Imogene Pass. I am sure he will have fair winds and following seas in Heaven
Roy & Mina LilleyGulfport, MS
Howard was my best friend in High School. I remember him
as a fun loving person and someone you could always count on to be there for you at all times. We made many memories together and I shall always cherish his friendship.
Carl CoghlanHOBE SOUND, FL
We cherish our memories of Howard. So glad we were able to visit with him last week. Reminiscing the many trips we traveled together, there was never a dull moment. Howard was the life of the party. His kind, gentle spirit will live on in our memory.
John & Nita PooleZachary, LA
May the family recieve comfort from fond memories shared with Emmett as well as loving scriptures from our Heavenly. Father that provide strenght during this sensitive time. Isaiah 33:24 Isaiah 41:10
T. G., NC