Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forrest Cemetery, Gadsden, for Mr. Max Pruett, 83, Rainbow City. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at Collier-Butler Funeral Home. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Service directing.
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Mr. Pruett died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Cherry Creek Village in Attalla.
He is survived by his chosen children, Gerald and Mary White; special niece, Janice Roberts; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews; and a great-great-grandniece.
Mr. Pruett was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Myrtice Pruett; sister, Ruby Roberts; brothers, Boyd and A.J. Pruett; and a nephew, Sanders P. Roberts.
Mr. Pruett graduated from Walnut Grove High School, and was also a graduate of Jacksonville State University and Auburn University, majoring in education. He taught school at Walnut Grove, served as assistant principal at Etowah High School and remained with the Etowah County Board of Education for many years. He retired from Gadsden State Community College after teaching there for over 30 years. He was a devoted Auburn fan and was an avid gardener. His property received several beautification awards, and he took great pride in his rose garden. He was a member of Rainbow Church of Christ, and started and instructed the McGuffey's Sunday School class.
Honorary pallbearers will be Don Dover, Billy Head, Gary and Jane Watkins, Kim and Larry McPherson and Larry Harris.
Special thanks to Tammy, Wendy, Brent and staff of Lawley Hospice, Cherry Street Retirement Village and Dr. Jason Ayers for his continual care for Mr. Pruett throughout the years.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.collier-butler.com.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Nov. 27, 2012