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home : obituaries : local obituaries November 19, 2017


11/14/2017 12:12:00 PM
George 'Gale' Pruitt
April 14, 1921 - Nov. 10, 2017

George "Gale" Pruitt, 96, of Lafayette, passed away 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

He was born April 14, 1921, in Westfield, the son of Ray and Mary Whisman (Pruitt). He married Vonda L. Gunning, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 17, 2016.

He served in the Army during WWII. He was self-employed as a farmer in Hamilton County. He was a member of West Lafayette Christian Church and was active on the mission board and committee. He enjoyed all sports and being involved with the grandchildren's activities. He was an avid Cubs fan and was thrilled to see them win the World Series.

Survivors include a daughter-in-Law, Vicki Pruitt of Lafayette; and a foster daughter, Tami (husband: Steve) Jones of Vero Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren, Joel (wife: Rori) D. Pruitt of Lafayette, Matthew J. Pruitt of Pittsburg, Pa., and Rachel (husband: Joel) L. Wesseling of Indianapolis; three great-grandchildren, Kyan, Klayton, and Kaner, two foster grandchildren, Steven and Katie, and three foster great-grandchildren, Carson, Caleb, and Cora Beth.

He was preceded in death by father, Ray Pruitt, mother, Mary Whisman, wife, Vonda L. Pruitt, and 2 sons, Mark D. Pruitt, and Jon Bruce.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, with visitation one hour prior at Simplicity Funeral Care, with Pastor Steve Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Lafayette Christian Church Missions Program.

Share memories and condolences at www.simplicity-funeralcare.com.







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