James “Jim” Woodson Pruitt, age 91, of Tonasket, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. He was born Sept. 27, 1921 in Okalona, Mississippi to James Montgomery and Olga Reed Pruitt.
He is survived by his children, James E. Pruitt (Alta) of Republic, Kathleen Pruitt (Kim Harriman) of Tonasket, and Teri Pruitt of Tonasket; his beloved grandchildren, Kelly Pruitt, Jamie Pruitt, Mandy Lindhe Rettedal, Brittany Lindhe, and Dustin James Pruitt; and seven great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by the love of his life, Margaret Schmeling (married on Dec. 7,1948); his son, Albert Montgomery Pruitt; brother, Berk Pruitt; and sister; Linda Lou Pruitt.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Tonasket Community Church with Pastor Leon Alden officiating. Interment followed at the Tonasket Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the US Armed Forces Legacy Project, P.O. Box 854, Tonasket, Wash. 98855.
A complete obituary will be placed at www.berghfuneralservice.com. Please visit and leave your memories of Jim and sign his online guestbook.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket is in care of arrangements.