Claude Richard Pridgen

Claude Richard Pridgen, 81, of Joaquin, passed away Friday, May 27, 2022, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 29, 2022, Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Rev. Paul Silvey will officiate.

Born July 17, 1940, Richard is the son of Lurline Glaze and Claude Pridgen.  He retired as a fabrication inspector in the steel industry.  Hobbies included gardening, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.  He also loved watching football and most of all, playing with his grandchildren.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Joaquin.

Richard is survived by his wife, Sue Stone Pridgen of Joaquin; daughter, Jamie and husband Tom Junkin of Hunt, Texas; son, Lane Pridgen and Claudette Kendrick of Joaquin, Texas; grandsons, Stefan Pridgen and fiancé Annie Tarver of Joaquin, Texas and Dustin Pridgen and wife Britney of Joaquin, Texas; granddaughter, Samantha and husband Mitchell Lochte of Lago Vista, Texas; and great grandchildren, Briley, River, and Adalee; sister, Barbara and husband Jim Coulter of Joaquin, Texas; sisters-in-law, Barbara Pridgen of Joaquin, Texas and Shirley and Bill Irish of Castroville, Texas; and special friend, Travis Rodgers.

Preceded in death by parents, Lurline Glaze and Claude Pridgen; sister, Betty Dean; brothers, Bill Pridgen and Johnny Pridgen; sister-in-law, Jane Pridgen; and brother-in-law, Webb Dean.

Pallbearers will be Tim Wilkerson, Jeff Dean, Brian Dean, Cole Smith, Todd McDaniel, Dennis Permenter, Chris Kendrick, and Brad Kendrick.  

Donations may be made to Joaquin First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, PO Box 537, Joaquin, Texas 75954.

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