Scott Charles Pritchard, age 65, of Benton, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at his home.
Graveside Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2023, at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton, with Father Urban Osuji officiating. Illinois State Police Honors will be observed. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery.
Following the graveside service, a Celebration of Life Open House will be held until 8:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parrish Center of Benton.
An additional Celebration of Life Service reception will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Benton Elk’s Lodge.
Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, is in charge of the arrangements.
Scott was born on July 6, 1957, in Benton, Illinois; the son of Charles Allen Pritchard and Catherine M. (Whittington) Pritchard. He married the former Wanda Sue Wolf on June 8, 2012; and she survives.
He was a retired Trooper with the Illinois State Police.
Scott was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Benton Elks Lodge, and the Benton Boccie Ball Club.
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Benton.
Scott enjoyed hunting, driving his corvette, watching NASCAR, going to the Boccie Ball Club and visiting with his many friends. His favorite NASCAR driver was Jimmy Johnson.
Surviving is his loving wife Wanda Pritchard of Benton; a son Travis Gesell of Chicago; a brother Mike Pritchard and wife Debbie and their daughter Mallory of Benton; a close cousin Tim Tyler; father and mother-in-law: Willie and Mary Wolf of Benton; sister and brothers-in-law: Debbie Fertig and husband Scott of Midlothian, TX, Billy Wolf and wife Masumi of Edmond, OK, Vicky Wolf of West Frankfort, Angie Johnson and husband Chris of Marion, IL, Mark Wolf of Indianapolis, IN; several other cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and Wanda’s son Devon LaPointe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the services.
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