Wilbur Pruitt, 70, of Bridge City, passed away Monday, June 17, at his residence. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Klem Pruitt, and the Rev. Terry Wright of First Baptist Church of Vidor. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
Born in Tallassee, Al., Sept. 14, 1942, Wilbur was the son of Marion Albert Pruitt and Hazel Roberta (Blackwell) Pruitt. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was a construction foreman with Norman Highway Construction. Wilbur enjoyed gardening, fishing and outdoor activities. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur is survived by his wife of 46 years, Gay Ann Pruitt; sons and daughters-in-law, Kirk and Brenda Pruitt of Bridge City, Kevin and Melinda Pruitt of San Antonio, Klint and April Pruitt of Bridge City and Klem and Holly Pruitt of Vidor.
He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren, Kaci, Kayla Karli, Devin, Jordan, Sonja, Zachary, Luke, Bella, Bronson and Caroline Pruitt; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Dot Pruitt of Deatsville, Al., Albert and Mary Pruitt of Cullman, Al., Harold and Velinda Pruitt of Deatsville, Mike and Virginia Pruitt of Deatsville, Al.; and sister, Faye Pruitt of Prattville, Al.