Walter Dewey Pruitt was born on August 20, 1927 and passed peacefully on April 7, 2020 with family by his side.
Mr. Pruitt was born and raised in Virginia until the age of 17 when he joined the Navy. He served as a Gunner’s Mate.
After leaving the Navy he took Flying lessons. He then took a Job flying a Float Plane with a Fishing Boat.
His passion for flying led him to the purchase of his first open cockpit airplane. He worked for the Weber’s Bread Company as a driver until he retired in 1988. He enjoyed many years fishing and trap shooting and was an excellent cook.
Mr. Pruitt attended Emmanuel Faith Church, and was a member of the Shriner and Mason organizations. He was a loving husband, grandpa and stepdad to four kids, 13 Grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
A military service will be held at a date yet to be determined.
This isn’t goodbye, It’s see you later.