Clifford Junior Pruitt
Clifford Junior Pruitt, 88, of Graham, went to join his beloved wife and our Lord Tuesday, Jan, 17, 2017 in Graham. His funeral will be held Friday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at Faith Center. Burial will follow in South Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Cliff was an awesome Dad, Grandpa, PapPap, Pops and man. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. He has touched many lives with his infectious smile and his kindness to all.
Cliff was born April 12, 1928 in Hazelgreen, Mo., to the late Clifford Claud and Imo Fairie (Carroll) Pruitt. He served proudly in the Navy in World War II and the Korean War as a UDT. He married his beautiful wife, Francis, on Feb. 9, 1945. He worked for Matador/ Rock Island/ Koch Oil and in his retirement for Walmart as a door greeter.
Survivors include his sons, Bud Pruitt and wife, Carol of Waynesville, Mo., and Matt Pruitt and wife, Tracy of Graham; daughters, Linda Morrow of Graham, Annie Williams and husband, Mike of Fort Worth, and Lei Carter and husband, Eric of Beaverton, Ore.; brothers, Dale and Bob Pruitt, both of Lebanon, Mo.; son-in-law, Andy Baker of Socoro, N.M.; grandchildren, Aimee and Matt, Stephanie, Andrew, Dustin, Nicole and Jere, Sarah and J.R., Heather and Clint, Myranda and Dennis and Alexandrea, Emilee, Derek, Sam and Sheridan, Grace, Devin and Tara; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Genevieve, James, Jocelyn, Clara, Audrey, Lydia, Boddhi, Tenzin, Kelsey and Kristian, Blythe, Jackson, Isabel, Ella Sophie, Lexi, Zoe, Emry, Cole, Olivia, Cora, Angelia, Derrick and Everleigh; one great-great-grandchild, Atticus; best friend, Chuck Parker, and dear friends, Dan Vaughn and Joan Upton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Francis; daughter, Bobbie Baker; son-in-law, Jackie Morrow; granddaughter, Stephanie Windham; and siblings, Barbara Massey, Jim Pruitt and Sharon Osbourne.
Special thank you to all the nurses at Garden Terrace Nursing Home, Solaris Hospice and Brookdale Assisted Living Center.