Bobby O'Neal Prickett
Wrens, GA. – Bobby O’Neal Prickett, 68, loving husband of 51 yrs to Betty Jean Prickett, entered into rest Sunday morning, December 9, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday afternoon, December 12, 2012 at 1:00PM with Rev. Lewis Farrer and Rev J. Scott McKinney officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Born to the late Nina Mae Arrington Prickett and the late Lee Alford Prickett, Bobby was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and a member of Wrens Baptist Church. Before becoming disabled, he worked as a logger and farmer. He enjoyed playing pool, fishing, riding around the countryside, and playing cards with his grandkids. Bobby loved being with his family and friends. He was an inspiration to all who knew him and will be greatly missed.
Bobby was also preceded in death by his brothers, Wayne Prickett and Bill Prickett. Other survivors include his four children, Andy Prickett, Pat Prickett, Paula P. Utley (Michael) and Lynn P. Stevens; six siblings, Eddie Lee “Snookie” Prickett, Charles G. Prickett, Louis B. Prickett, Sallie Ogletree, Donnie Prickett and Ronnie Prickett; twelve grandchildren, Tiffany Holt, Cody Prickett, Holly Lockamy, Amy Resendiz-Martinez, Angel Hobbs, LeeAnn Prickett, Mike Utley, Joshua Utley, Brandi Utley, Corey Utley, Aaron Stevens and Brianna Stevens; seven great grandchildren, London, Hayleigh, Hayden, David, Elisabela, Alexis and Elianna; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers will be Chuck Bridges, Glenn Combs, Alan “Dinky” Prickett, Donald Prickett, Freddie “Teete” Prickett, Larry Prickett, Dennis Thomas and James “Man” Tobias.
As I sit in Heaven and watch you everyday,
I try to let you know with signs that I never went away.
I hear you when you’re laughing,
and I watch you as you sleep,
I even place my arms around you to calm you as you weep.
I see you wish the days away, begging to have me home.
So I try to send you signs to let you know you’re not alone.
Don’t feel guilty that you have life that was denied to me,
Heaven is truly beautiful—Just you wait and see!
So live your life, laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free.
Then I’ll know with every breath you take,
You’ll be taking one for me.