JAMES R. PRITCHARD, 3500 Old Greensboro Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, passed away September 10, 1993, at age 66, after a bout with pneumonia.
I first met Jim in 1973, when we were organizing The Old Time Historical Association and planning a steam show. Over the years we became the best of friends.
Jim volunteered to help with the steam show and help he did! An electrical engineer by trade and a lover of old iron by hobby, he had the unique ability to take any task and bring it to a successful conclusion. Jim was always willing to lend a helping hand, cheerfully, wherever needed. He gave of himself and financial aid to many worthy causes during his full and productive life.
Jim loved airplanes, not just any airplanes, but experimental and unusual aircraft. He had many friends among the top people in this segment of the aircraft industry.
Above all, Jim loved people, and in his extensive travels he made many, many friends all over the world. We are going to miss his words of encouragement, his helping hand and his wonderful friendship, but we are better for having known Jim Pritchard for a little while.
Submitted by James S. Ferree, P.O. Box 220, Climax, North Carolina 27233.