Claude Pruitt, Jr.

Obituary of Claude Pruitt, Jr.



CLAUDE KENT PRUITT, JR. age 79, died Monday, April 16, 2018 at his home.


He was born in Marion, Va., March 21, 1939 to the late Claude Kent Pruitt, Sr. and Anna Mae Cook. Kent Pruitt was a loving father and a great grandfather – he LOVED his grandbabies. He was the friend you would want. Most of all he adored his wife, Lena and lived for her. Kent loved spending time in the yard and working flowers after he retired from truck driving. Mr. Pruitt was a great man and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lena Keyes Pruitt; and siblings, Betty Harmon, Harvey Pruitt, Jim Pruitt and Patsy Pruitt.


He is survived by his daughters, Monica Lynn Del Pozo and husband, Raymond of Melbourne, Fla. and Mandy Pruitt Arnold and husband, Chris of Marion, Va.; son, James Kent Pruitt of Galax, Va.; sisters, Dorothy Shephard of Christiansburg, Va., Joanne Gwyn of Lincolnton, Ga., Violet Shephard of Christiansburg, Va., Linda Goodman of Belton, S.C., Monnie Barker and Mary Osborne both of Marion, Va.; brothers, Arthur Pruitt of Conover, N.C., Charlie Pruitt of Atkins, Va. and Bob Pruitt of Marion, Va.; grandchildren, Cristina Babilonia, Erika Brown, Nicolas Del Pozo, Claudia Del Pozo, Sophia Del Pozo, Jonathan Creasy, Audrey Creasy, David Arnold and Jennifer Pruitt; nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; and special friend Gary Tilson of Troutdale, Va.


Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Reverend David Medley and the Reverend Bill Ring officiating. Burial will follow in Slemp Cemetery, Sugar Grove, Va. The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. 


Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Claude Kent Pruitt, Jr.