Mr. Pruitt had lived in the Dexter and Poplar Bluff areas most of his life. He had owned Pruitt Glass from 1960 to 1972. He was a past member of the Dexter Elks Lodge and was one of the charter members. He was also a past member of the Lions Club.
On Aug. 17, 1995, he was married to Pauline A. Williamson in Las Vegas, Nev.
Surviving are his wife, Pauline Pruitt of Dexter; one daughter, Pamela Duley of Dexter; two step-sons, Kenneth Walters of Dexter and Charles Walters of Estes Park, Colo.; two granddaughters; and one sister, Susie Griffin of Memphis, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held after 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Bill Garrett of Bernie officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter in charge of arrangements.