Mr. Pritchett was the father of Jay Pritchett, Donnie Pritchett and Becky Pritchett, the father-in-law of Gloria Pritchett and ex-father-in-law of DeDe Pritchett, as well as the paternal grandfather of Claire Dunphy, Mitchell Pritchett and Joe Pritchett.
From everything that is mentioned about him, it appears that Jay didn't have a very close relationship with his father.
- "The Kiss" (mentioned only)
- "Manny Get Your Gun" (mentioned only)
- "Dance Dance Revelation" (mentioned only)
- "After the Fire" (mentioned only)
- "Bad Hair Day" (mentioned only)
- "The Old Man & the Tree" (mentioned only)
- "And One to Grow On" (pictured; could be Lucas Williams though)
- "The Feud" (mentioned only)
- "Spring-a-Ding-Fling" (mentioned only)
- "Other People's Children" (mentioned only)
- "Patriot Games" (mentioned only)
- "The Escape (mentioned only)
- "Paris (mentioned only)
- Mr. Pritchett died at the age of 63, as mentioned in "Hawaii".
- In "Patriot Games", Jay mentions that his father fought for the country (U.S.), thus indicating that he had fought in the war. This was confirmed in "Paris", when Jay said he "stormed the beaches of Normandy"; based on his birthdate, Pritchett Senior would have been 18 or 19 on D-Day.
- On the 25th anniversary day of his death, his grandson Mitchell got married.
- Growing up, Jay did not receive as much emotional support from him as he would have liked which may have been a contributing factor on to why Jay is a cold person often.