In Loving Memory of

Orville G. Prickett


Orville G. Prickett passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the age of 85. He was a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ruth Elizabeth Prickett; daughters: Valerie (David) Nesbitt and Patricia Ann Hilburn; grandchildren: Lyndsai (Matt) Warren and Kyle A. Nesbitt; great granddaughter Savannah L.Williams; brother David A. Prickett and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held in Forest Meadows Central Cemetery, 4100 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL on Monday, March 9th at 11 A.M. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in his memory to E. T. York Haven Hospice.
Arrangements are in the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home (352)378-2528. An online guestbook is available for condolences at

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8 Responses

  1. Russell Melligan & Family at · Reply

    My family & I along with all of his Georgia hunting friends (family) are very sorry for your loss. Orville will be greatly missed by all of us. He holds a special place in all of our hearts. I am very grateful for the time and memories we made together. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Cody Melligan at · Reply

    I’m sorry for your loss. I will all ways remember Mr. Orville. Especially the times he, Kyle and I went hunting and the stories he told me around the camp fire.

  3. Steve and Diana Murray at · Reply

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Please know that you and your family our in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Linda Stewart at · Reply

    Patty, I am so sorry about your dad. You and your family are in my prayers. Be assured that God is with you in this difficult time. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you here.

  5. Lyndsai "grand-daughter" at · Reply

    My Dearest Nana,

    Words can’t expressed how empty our lives are going to be without our beloved Pa. I will miss everything about him, from his stories to him falling asleep on the couch. To our RV road trips to the fishing trips. Those last few days that I spent with Pa will forever be in my heart❤️


  6. Kim Houser at · Reply

    I’m so blessed to have known Orville (Pa). The love and support he has passed on to his grandson, his wife of 65 years, and his entire family is something very special and amazing to witness. My heart goes out to the entire family, especially Ruth (Nanna). ❤️

    Thank you Pa. You will always be remembered!

  7. Lyndsai "Grand-Daugther" at · Reply

    To My Dearest Pa,

    We thought of you with Love today,
    But that is nothing new
    We thought about you yesterday,
    And days before that too.
    We think of you in silence,
    We often speak your name.
    Now all we have is memories,
    And your picture in a frame.
    Your memory is our keepsake
    With which we’ll never part
    God has you in his keeping,
    We have you in our heart

  8. Lyndsai "Grand-Daughter" at · Reply

    To My Dearest Pa,

    Those special memories of you
    Will always bring a smile.
    If only I could bring you back
    For just a little while.
    Then we could sit and talk again
    Just like we used to do.
    You always meant so much to me
    And always will
    The fact that you are no longer here
    Will always cause me great pain
    But you are forever in my heart
    Until we meet again, Pa
    I will love you always and forever

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