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Robertson Bank’s Pritchett named to ‘Half Century Club’

A special award was presented last week to Robertson Banking Company’s R.A. “Bobby” Pritchett who in 2017 is celebrating 50 years in the banking industry.

To mark the milestone, Robertson Bank hosted a reception at the Thomaston branch where the Alabama Bankers Association presented Pritchett with a plaque welcoming him to the organization’s “Half Century Club.”

Pritchett began his banking career when he joined Planter’s Bank and Trust in Thomaston on Jan. 3, 1967. He was the president, CEO and Chairman of the Board when Planters Bank and Trust merged with Robertson Banking Company in November of 1999. He continued to served as executive officer of Robertson Banking Company until his retirement on June 30, 2013. Even after his official retirement, Pritchett continued to serve on the Robertson Banking Company Board of Directors, a position he still holds.

Pritchett comes from a family of bankers. His grandfather co-founded Planters Bank and Trust in 1914; his wife, Peggy, retired after 42 years in banking; and today his son, Lee Pritchett, is a senior vice-president at Robertson Banking Company.

(This article original appeared in the Wednesday, July 5, print edition of the Demopolis Times.)