June 24, 1941 - February 28, 2019
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
Gene Pruitt, passed away Thursday February 28, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 77. He was born June 24,1941 in Sentinel, Oklahoma to Henry Clayburn and Alice Bruce (Caudill) Pruitt. Gene lived in Hobart most of his life. He loved fishing, camping and spending time with his family, he also enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports. Gene owned a boat shop in Hobart for several years. He served in the U.S. Army, and later worked for The State of Oklahoma Reformatory in Granite, OK.
Gene is survived by his 3 children: Ricky Bryant and wife LezLea of Harrah, Oklahoma, Teresa Emerson and husband Ronnie of Roosevelt, Oklahoma, Sherri Collins of Edmond, Oklahoma, 3 Grandchildren: Michael Collins, Tanner Emerson, RanDea Bryant
2 step-children: Bonnie Sandersfeld and husband Jay of Pangburn, Arkansas, William Simmons and wife Skipper of Texarkana, Texas, 3 step-grandchildren: Kurtis Sandersfeld and wife Brandy, Kayla Sandersfeld and fiancé Clint Howard, Sagen Kendall and husband Ryan, 3 step great-grandchildren: Knox, Jasper, Alary ,and Emma
1 Brother Harold Pruitt and wife Audrey of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and 1 Sister-In-Law Linda McCannon of Hobart, Oklahoma.
His special beloved dog Kinzie and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Sharon Kay Pruitt, and brother Jerry McCannon.
Memorial: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Ray & Martha's Funeral Chapel Hobart, Oklahoma
Services are under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Hobart, Oklahoma.
Date: March 6, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Praying for family. May you find the peace and comfort that our loving God gives
David and Galeen Chain
We sure enjoyed riding with Gene "back in the day". Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Jean Pruitt Layton
My heart breaks for the family. Uncle Gene was a special man and will be missed by so many. He loved his family. I have so many memories attached to these words army, longhorn cheese and weinies,shredded wheat and wheaties, cows, gas station, fireworks,frog gigging, catfish stink bait,skiing, camping, stock cars, railroad, boats, prison guard, trucking, trick or treating, his kids. He wore many hats in work and with family. He had a nickname for me that pertained to black fishnet hose. All these memories I will cherish.I love you Uncle Gene. You are in good company and I know they were waiting at the gate for you. I will miss you. Till we meet again I will miss you, fly with the angels and rest easy. Give everyone up there hugs for me. ????
our thoughts and prayers are with yall at this difficult time. I remember Gene fondly.