John Lee Pruitt, 57, Sheldon, Mo. passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. He was born Oct. 4, 1952 in Fort Scott, Kan. to William Joel Pruitt and Barbara Ann Eastwood Pruitt. He was married July 26, 1981 in Nevada, Mo. to Sharon Thaxton and she survives of the home.
John was born in Fort Scott, but spent most of his formative years in Nevada. He attended Kansas City College and Bible School in 1970. John made his living as an insurance agent, but was also a minister his entire adult life. He was currently the pastor of the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church in Nevada. He was a member of the Missouri National Guard having been honorably discharged in 1970. He loved auctions and visiting with his sales friends. He loved his family and that love was returned in full.
In addition to his wife, Sharon, survivors include four sons, Samuel Pruitt, Mountain Home, Ark., Jonathan Pruitt, De Kalb, Ill., Benjamin Pruitt, West Plains, Mo., and Joel Pruitt, of the home; four daughters, Rebekah Pruitt, Sarah Pruitt, Elizabeth Pruitt, and Tabitha Pruitt, all of the home; six grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Pruitt, and Daryl Pruitt, both of Nevada; three sisters, Jo Sisseck, Nevada, Betty Hudson, Springfield, Mo., and Debra Sisseck, Hugoton, Kan.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. George Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow at Moore Cemetery in Nevada.
Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday between 6 and 7 p.m.
Contributions may be made to a memorial fund for his children in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 3015. Washington, Nevada.
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