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Phyllis “Nooker” Pritchett


Graveside Funeral services for Phyllis “Nooker” Pritchett, 91, of Purcell were held Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell. Services were under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Mrs. Pritchett passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Phyllis Jean Harlan was born July 10, 1928 in Byars, Oklahoma, one of five children born to David and Myrtle Harlan. Phyllis spent her early childhood in Byars.

She later lived in Pauls Valley before settling in Purcell. It was there she met the love of her life, O.J. “Monk” Pritchett. Together they raised two children, daughter, Jeannie and son, Ronnie. She and her husband owned Pritchett Jewelry in downtown Purcell, for many years.

Phyllis’s greatest joy was her family, and she cherished being a wife and mother, and eventually, a grandmother. In her later years, she and Monk enjoyed traveling in their RV, seeing new and exciting places and visiting family and friends. Phyllis was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a good friend. She will be dearly missed!

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Myrtle Harlan; her husband, O.J. Pritchett; her son, Ron Pritchett; brother, Bobby Joe Harlan and wife, Jean; sister, Voncile Allen and three brothers-in-law, Babe Cunningham, Vernis “Mickey” Allen and W.T. Merrell.

Phyllis leaves behind her daughter, Jeannie Forrest and husband, Jerry Don, of Dallas; sisters, Peggy Cunningham and Patsy Merrell, both of Purcell; daughter-in-law, Mendy Pritchett of Lexington; granddaughters, Meagan Yeary and husband, Clint, of Lexington and Peyton Meave and husband, Adam, of Dallas; great-granddaughters, Hannah Yeary and Emersyn Meave; great grandson, Beckham Yeary and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. 

Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.