1939- Aug. 6, 2021
James Warren Pritchard died peacefully at his Atlanta home on Friday, August 6, 2021, surrounded by friends and family. Born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1939, Warren was the son of Carson and Marian Pritchard of Carrollton, Georgia.
Preceded in death by his wife Judith, Warren is survived by his son Daniel, daughter–in-law Dana, grandchildren Fiona and Hudson, sister Penny, brother Stratton, and a large extended family.
Warren was a lifelong learner and teacher. A graduate of Carrollton High School and Duke University, he had a decades long career as a psychologist. A Peace Corps volunteer in Turkey, Warren’s curiosity and sense of adventure continued throughout his life, leading him to travels to Afghanistan, India, Iran, Iraq, Botswana, Cuba, and much of Europe.
A talented writer, Warren contributed his talents to the Southern Council for Racial Justice. A recently published article described the efforts of a deputy sheriff, who was a relative of Warren, that prevented a lynching in Carroll County in 1901. Warren was made of the same stern stuff. Not a man who loved the sound of his own voice, he was always willing to stand up for what he knew was right.
He demonstrated by example his concern for people, both those close to him, and those he never met. He did a hard thing well. If you knew Warren, you will miss him. If you did not know him, look for those folks around you who have a world view that extends beyond their own environment and celebrate them.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery AL.
Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 29, 2021 www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/atlanta/name/james-pritchard-obituary?pid=199963076
From Mike Jewell:
Turkey I members spent most of August mourning the passing of and celebrating the life of Warren. In a perfect world he might have been around to help “shut the lights out” on the Turkey PC experience that began in our training at the U. of Maryland in June, 1962 and lives on in our memories.
Warren was known and appreciated among volunteers and staff through T-12, when he and I finished in-country staff tours.
As welI as you may have known Warren, a collection of Remembrances from our T-1 family and compiled by Allan Gall, will reveal just what a remarkable addition to the Peace Corps family Warren was.