Floyd Vernon Pruitt

May 3, 1938 - March 12, 2009

Mr. Floyd Vernon Pruitt, age 70 of Grove, Oklahoma was called to heaven peacefully at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at home with his loving family by his side following a battle with cancer.

Vernon was born on May 3, 1938 to Floyd Talmadge and Zelda Estes (Stephens) Pruitt in Hiwasse, Arkansas. He worked for Kansas City Southern Railroad as a machine operator for twenty seven years. Vernon was united in marriage to Glenna Jo Styles on September 10, 1970 in Saratoga, Missouri. Together they resided in Noel, Missouri before moving to Grove, Oklahoma fourteen years ago. Vernon was an avid fisherman, golfer, enjoyed woodworking ~ making several items for his family and friends. He will be remembered by all as the community “Mr. Fix It”. Vernon was a dedicated family man and master ~ Jack of all Trades. He was a member of the Elk River Baptist Church in Grove, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Gene Pruitt on December 20, 2006 and a sister, Byrlene Anderson.

Vernon is survived by his loving wife of thirty eight years ~ Glenna Jo Pruitt of the home; also surviving are his three sons, Larry M. Styles and wife ~ Debbie of Grove, Oklahoma; Audie Pruitt and wife ~ Betty of Jane, Missouri, Jim Styles and wife ~ Kim of Rogers, Arkansas; one daughter ~ Cathy Pruitt of Reno, Nevada; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Pruitt of Jane, Missouri; a brother, John Paul Pruitt and wife ~ Lu of Tucson, Arizona; eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors who will dearly miss Vernon and his smile.

Services

Visitation

Sunday March 15, 2009, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Walker-Dowd Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, Missouri

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Funeral Service

Monday March 16, 2009, 2:00 p.m. at Elk River Baptist Church - Grove, Oklahoma

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Burial

Monday March 16, 2009 at Butler Creek Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas