Richard “Dale” Pruitt, 88, passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri. He was born on September 19, 1929, in Richland, Missouri, the son of the late Clifford and Imo (Carroll) Pruitt. He married the former Jessie Mae Skinner in March of 1950 and she preceded him in death on December 25, 1970. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Beverly and Steven Bishop of Girard, seven grandchildren, several great–grandchildren, one great–great-grandchild, one brother: Bobby Glen Pruitt of Lebanon, Missouri, many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.
Dale was employed as a truck driver for over forty years.
In additions to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two sons: Roger Dale Pruitt and Rex David Pruitt; two sisters: Barbara Massey and Sharon Osbourne; two brothers: Cliff Pruitt and James Pruitt.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date at Harper’s Ferry Cemetery in Palmer, Illinois.
Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.
Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.