Walter Lee “Walt” Pruitt

Walter Lee “Walt” Pruitt

Walter Lee “Walt” Pruitt passed away peacefully from natural causes on Thursday, Aug 2, 2018, surrounded by his wife, Laura, and four children. He was 89.

Walter was the owner /manager of World Finance Company on Big Bend Blvd. for over 50 years and was a proud Korean War veteran.

He loved quail and pheasant hunting with annual trips to Mitchell, SD

His favorite pastimes included watching his dogs hunt and feeding fish at the ponds on the family farm.

He was married to Esther Pruitt for 19 years before her death in 1975. He was married to Laura Pruitt (nee Wisdom) for over 32 years and she survives.

Walter is also survived by his children, LeeAnn Pruitt, Wallis Kay Summers, John (Nan) Pruitt, David (Tracy) Starn; his English Setters, Sue and Sugar; in addition to six grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and cousins who were like siblings.

Visitation was on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.

Interment was in the K of P Cemetery in Arcadia at 3 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.