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William Pruitt Sr.

Friday, August 30, 2002

SIKESTON - William Charles Pruitt Sr., 78, died at 5:10 p.m. Aug. 29, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Born July 1, 1924, in St. Louis, son of the late Francis Edmond and Dora Diestelkamp Pruitt, he was a member of the Vanduser Church of Christ. He served with the U.S. Army in World War II with an anti-aircraft gunner group and fought in the battle of the Bulge, Ardennes in Central Europe and the Rhineland. Pruitt was awarded three Bronze Stars for the campaigns. He moved from St. Louis in 1971 and worked as a construction supervisor for Girardeau Contractors for 10 years.

On March 9, 1946, in St. Louis, he married Virginia Silvertooth who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, William C. and Pamela Pruitt Jr. of Rochester, N.Y.; and two grandchildren, Elliott William Pruitt of Rochester and Cedar Gretchen Pruitt of Boston, Mass.

His twin brother preceded him in death.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday. Dan Richardson, minister of the Vanduser Church of Christ, will officiate.

Burial will follow in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery.