Mr. John A. Pruitte age 85 of Lebanon passed away May 19, 2016. A native of Wilson County, he was the son of the late Albert Bates Pruitte and Mollie High Pruitte. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked in construction work as brick and block mason and electrician. He was a member of the LaGuardo Baptist Church and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Boles Pruitte; daughter, Linda Bradley; sister, Annie Hardin; six brothers: James, Cordell, Elisha, Louis, Jack and Robert Pruitte.
Survived by wife, Evelyn Hailey Pruitte; four children: Jimmy Lannom, Phil Hailey, Darlene (Allen) Smith, Johnny (Rhonda) Pruitte; sister, Birdie Spivey; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 2 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Butler officiating. Interment – Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Active Pallbearers: Mike and Ricky Hardin, Bruce Pruitte, James Spivey, Bobby Pruitte and Perry Knowles. Honorary Pallbearers: Men’s Sunday School Class of LaGuardo Baptist Church. Visitation Saturday 4-7 p.m. and Sunday after 12 Noon. Memorial contributions may be made to the LaGuardo Baptist Church Building Fund or Lebanon Senior Citizens.