Richard “Dale’’ Pruitt, 88, of Lebanon, formerly of Richland, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla.
He was born on Sept. 19, 1929, in Richland, Mo. to Clifford and Imo (Carroll) Pruitt.
On March of 1950 he married Jessie Mae Skinner, who preceded him in death on Dec. 25, 1970.
Dale was also preceded in death by two sons, Roger Dale Pruitt and Rex David Pruitt; two sisters, Barbara Massey, Sharon Osbourne, and two brothers, Cliff Pruitt and James Pruitt.
He was employed as a truck driver for over 40 years.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Steven Bishop, of Girard, Ill.; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Bobby Glen Pruitt, of Lebanon; many nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date at Harper’s Ferry Cemetery in Palmer, Ill. Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River, Ill. is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the family.
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