Mr. Thomas G. Pruitt, 89 of Lake City, passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. He was a son to the late Charles Pruitt and Ada Powers Pruitt and had made his home in Lake City for the past 60 years having moved here from North Manchester, Indiana. Mr. Pruitt was of the Baptist faith and a World War II veteran having served honorably in the United States Coast Guard. He, along with his wife, were the former owners of Toms Market on Railroad Street in Lake City for many years. Mr. Pruitt was a landscape architect and enjoyed growing all sorts of flowers and orchids. In his spare time he enjoyed leather tooling, wood carving animals and fishing. He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Pruitt, Jr.; two sisters, Connie Riley and Deedee Weicherz; and one grandson, Joey Pruitt.
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Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Veda Pruitt, Lake City; four sons, Tommy (Lawauna) Pruitt, Parkersburg, WV, Randall (Micki) Pruitt, Lake City, Tim Pruitt, Lake City and Mike (Pat) Pruitt, Tifton, GA; two daughters, Linda Green, Lake City and Judy Baker (Wayne) McCarthy, Starke; 17 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild also survives.
A visitation gathering with the family will be Friday evening, November 22, 2013 from 5-7:00 PM in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of GUERRY Funeral Home, Lake City. 386-752-2414 Please sign the guestbook at
Guerry Funeral Home In Lake City - Lake City
2659 SW Main Blvd
Lake City, FL 32025
Published in Lake City Reporter on Nov. 21, 2013