Mrs. Anita Jane Walker Pruitt, age 70 of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at her home. A native of Davidson County, she was the daughter of the late James and Blanche Smith Walker. She was a graduate of Freed Hardeman University and Middle Tennessee State University. She had a great love for teaching children, having worked as a teacher in Benton County and Wilson County, and then as a substitute teacher in Wilson County, once she became a mother. She was involved with the Tuesday/Wednesday school of College Street/College Hills Church of Christ for over 30 years, where she taught and later served as the director. Mrs. Pruitt also taught Bible class at Gladeville Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening, planting flowers, reading, cross-stitching, and studying her Bible. She also had a great appreciation for music by Andy Williams and Kenny Rogers. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Pruitt was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Justin Dakota Pruitt and James Walker Pruitt.
She is survived by her husband of forty-four years, Bob Pruitt; four children: Bobby Carl Pruitt, Jr., of Lebanon; Amanda Pruitt (Jason) Scott of Humboldt, TN; Andy (Tiffany) Pruitt of Lebanon; and Jonathan (Jennifer)Pruitt of Watertown; three sisters: Mary Walker of McKenzie, TN; Nina (John) Cowie of Aberdeen, Scotland; and Deborah (Tom) Irvin of Franklin, TN; three grandchildren: Julianna, Jenna, and Josie Pruitt; three step-grandchildren: Stephanie, Logan, and Lane Hearn; special young man: Deriq Conklin; nieces and nephews: Chad and Tyler Irvin; April, Brittany, and C.J. Cowie; and Megan (Lee) Findlay; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Gladeville Church of Christ, with Bro. Bill Speight officiating. Interment – Caraway Cemetery in Gladeville, TN. Honorary Pallbearers: Bill Speight, P.W. Swain, Tom Irvin, John Cowie, and Ladies of Gladeville Church of Christ. Active Pallbearers: Chad Irvin, Tyler Irvin, Larry Walker, Mike Walker, Houston Rogers, and Mark Bigbie. Visitation Friday 4-8 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and Saturday after 12 Noon at Gladeville Church of Christ.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements. (615)444-2142 www.ligonbobo.com