Mr. John Edwin Pruitt, Sr. passed from this life Saturday, October 27, 2007, at his home in Texas City.
Born August 17, 1927 in Tyler, Texas, Mr. Pruitt had been a resident of Galveston County for 58 years, spending the last 44 years in Texas City. He had been employed as a painter/drywall finisher for 20 years with the Texas City Painter’s Local #585, served in the US Navy, and was a member of New Life Fellowship Church, the DAV and International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades #1008 of South Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Lee and Winnie Mae (Bell) Pruitt, Jr.; daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Bell; sister, Evelyn Gage; brothers, Jerry and Leroy and 3 grandchildren.
Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Dorothy Pruitt; daughters, Phyllis Silva, Shirley Cruz and husband, Ceaser, all of Texas City, Debra Bennett of Hitchcock; sons, Richard Pruitt and wife, Gerri of Texas City, John Pruitt, Jr. and wife, Lesa of Seabrook, Gerald Pruitt and wife Donna of Santa Fe, David Wayne Pruitt of Leakey, TX, John C. Pruitt and wife, Lisa of Utopia; 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; brothers, James Paul Pruitt of Abbeville, LA, Ronald Pruitt of Warren, MI; sisters, Fay Paukert of La Marque, Peggy Humphries of Bridgeport, NJ; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Memorial services will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2007, at New Life Fellowship Church in Texas City with Dr. R. L. Calhoun officiating.
Friends may call from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday at Hayes Funeral Home, 10412 Highway 6, Hitchcock (409) 925-3501.
Those who wish may make memorials in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 570127, Houston, TX 77257-0127, Coalition For The
Homeless, Attn: Finance Department 811 Dallas St, Suite 821, Houston, TX 77002 and/or Homes of St. Mark, (Benefits unwed mothers) 1302 Marshall,
Houston, TX 77006.