Visitation services will be held at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 10am to 5pm, for Richard Arlan Prescott, age 77, of Dexter, New Mexico, who passed away on May 16, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 10am, Thursday, May 21, 2020, at South Park Cemetery.
Please take a moment and share a kind word or memory with Richard’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.
Richard, known to most as Dick and Uncle Dick and to his grandkids as Grampy, was born to Roy L. and Inez Prescott on October 25, 1942, in Pampa, Texas. Dick was a loving family man and when he met Lynn and her kids in 1975, they soon wed. As a family they spent nearly 45 years making joyous memories.
Dick worked many years in the oilfield services, which had him traveling all over the world including Australia, England, and Egypt. He even introduced a group of Welshmen to their first American hotdog. He enjoyed his work and travel, but couldn’t wait to get home to his family where he played all kinds of board and card games, and taught his kids to play basketball and softball. Later in life, Dick owned and operated his own oil well completion company working and making friendships all over the Permian Basin. When Dick decided to retire, he enjoyed his golden years playing “Friday Night Skip-Bo” for pennies with his wife, sister in-law, and brother in-law, where the boys’ cheating left their penny jar empty.
Dick was proud of his grandchildren and loved spending time with them. He and Lynn would take their grandkids camping and traveling in the RV creating special memories the kids have cherished. Dick’s hobbies included riding and taking care of his mules and donkey, target shooting, reloading his own ammo, binge watching his old cowboy movies, taking his dogs for rides on the back roads, kicking rocks at Boy Scout Mountain with his kids and grandkids, people watching at the mall while the girls shopped, and his favorite; being ornery and picking on his loved ones. Dick was friendly and easy going, never meeting a stranger, but instead making a friend for life. In his 77 years, he has touched many lives and will be missed dearly by all.
Dick was preceded in death by his father and step-mother Roy L. and Mickey Prescott, mother and step-father, Inez and Bob Beck, daughter Trish Prescott, brothers Roy Harlan Prescott and Raymond Garlan Prescott.
Dick is survived by his wife Lynn, his children Kevin and Rae Lynn Prescott of Dexter, Polly and James Whitt of Dexter, Raymond Jr. and Sandra Tuthill of Texas, Sean Prescott of Oklahoma, & Kelly and Monty Harrington of Florida. His grandchildren Megan Prescott Lynn of Roswell, Collin Prescott of Dexter, Raymond and Tigre Tuthill III of Texas, Lanie and James Higgins of Nevada, Courtney Phillips of Oklahoma, and Ilyssa, Emma, and Ella Harrington of Florida, numerous great-grand children, nieces and nephews, and his sister in-law Shiral Prescott of Dexter.
Pallbearers are Kevin Prescott, Collin Prescott, James Whitt, Bo Conklin, Benjamin Conklin, and Charley Taylor.
Special thank you to Dr. Wisniewski and Dr. Close for providing the best care to Dick over the last few years of his life.
This tribute was lovingly written by Dick’s family.