John Wesley Prickett
August 29, 2011
John Wesley Prickett,
80, of Bryant, died Friday August 26.
He was born March 30, 1931 in Bryant.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Wesley Prickett and
Fay Rowland Prickett of Bryant; and his brother Max Prickett.
He graduated from Bryant High School in 1949 and the University of Arkansas
at Fayetteville in 1956. John was an avid baseball player in his youth
with The Bryant Rebels and contracted to play professional baseball in
Greenville, Mississippi in the Cotton States League from 1950 to 1953.
He was a U.S Army Veteran.
John was Secretary of the family owned Prickett Dairy, Inc. in Bryant
for many years and a member of Grace Baptist Church in Bryant where he
served as the piano player. He was an avid golfer and made many lasting
friendships through his love of the game.
Survivors: his wife, Sally McKelvey Prickett of Bryant; two sons, John
Prickett, Jr. and wife Tommie of Alexander, and Joel Prickett and wife
Melissa of Bryant; grandchildren, Jacob, Clayton and Abigail Prickett
of Bryant; step-children, Beth Powell of Dallas, Texas, Jimmy and Buck
Powell of North Little Rock; step-grandchildren, Gracie Carroll, Carli
Walker, Moxley Powell, Alison Combs and Kelly Reed; step-great-grandchildren,
Jacob and Joseph Combs of Springdale; his loving siblings, brother, Freddie
Prickett and sister Linda and husband David Jackson all of Bryant; sister-in-law,
Willene Prickett of Benton; two nieces, Dianna and husband Dustin Hamm
of Benton, and Martha Jackson of Bryant; and one nephew David Jackson,
Jr. of Bryant.
Pallbearers: David Nelson, Dustin Hamm, Kenny Jones, Shawn Hardin, Johnny
Rich, Jimmy Powell and Buck Powell. Honorary Pallbearers: A.M. Sullivan,
David Jackson Sr., David Jackson Jr., Don Lequieu and Barth Sherman.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 29 at Ashby Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 30 at Ashby Funeral Home
with burial at Pine Crest Memorial Park. Dr. Ken Graham and Rev. Joel
Prickett will be officiating.