PRUETT, David Michael "Mike", 71, died unexpectedly in Maggie Valley, NC, on May 31, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harwood and Elizabeth Grimes Pruett and his son, Lee Ross. He is survived by sisters, Pat Oakley and Judy Walls, of Dade City, FL, Melinda Mischik of Atlanta, GA; his brother, Joe Pruett, of Newberry, FL; and eight nieces and nephews. Born in Kingston, AL, on December 9, 1942, Mike moved to Dade City with his family in 1949. He was a 1960 graduate of Pasco High School where he played football, was the President of his Junior Class, and worked at the radio station WDCF. Classmates, friends, and family remember him as outgoing, energetic, and fun. Following high school, he joined the U. S. Air Force. After his period of enlistment, he entered into a successful venture as Sales Manager and General Manager of Chapel Hill Gardens from the time it opened until in was sold. Later, he relocated to North Carolina where he continued his career in sales, a career that well-suited to his personality. A private service will be held at Chapel Hill Gardens at a later date.
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Published in TBO.com from June 11 to June 12, 2014