Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
Ralph Pruitt, 84, Saint Marys, died 9:59 P.M. Monday, April 3, 2017, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, Saint Marys.
He was born November 21, 1932, in Anthers, Tennessee, the son of Estel and Ida (Gibson) Pruitt. He married Shelby J. Gordon on November 22, 1954, in White Oak, Tennessee, and she survives at the residence.
He is survived by his son, Bob (Linda) Pruitt of Greenville, Indiana; by four granddaughters: Brittany Pruitt; Larissa Alles; Courtney Gosney and Erika Pruitt; by a great-granddaughter, Evelyn Jo Alles. He is also survived by a brother, Joe Pruitt, of Dayton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; by a son, Randy Pruitt; by his brothers Arthur, Enos, Ray, John, Virgil, Clyde and Glenn Pruitt.
Ralph attended high school in Pruden, Tennessee. He retired from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Saint Marys after 42 years of service.
He loved music, his church and his family. His hobbies included taking care of his yard, car, and gardening. He was a member of Samaria Missionary Baptist Church in Saint Marys.
Funeral rites will be held 2:00 Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Samaria Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Jack Burns, officiant. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Friday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to either Samaria Missionary Baptist Church or the Cancer Association of Auglaize County.
Condolences may be sent to Ralph's family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.