In Memory

Thomas E. Pruitt - Class Of 1942

Thomas E. Pruitt

Thomas E. Pruitt, 61, of Lafayette died May 30, 1984, at 4:25 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Hospital where he had been a patient three weeks.
  Born April 14, 1923, in Carroll County; his parents were Loren and Sarah Stevens Pruitt.  His marriage was to Betty Nichols Feb. 2, 1947, in Delphi.  She survives.
  A 1942 graduate of Delphi High School, he was a World War II Army veteran, an iron worker for 23 years and had worked for eight years in the security division of Essex in Lafayette.  He was a member of the Delphi Baptist Church an a former member of Delphi American Legion.
  Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Lucretia Coghill, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Nina Fife, Delphi, and Audrey Skelton, Fort Wayne; and two grandchildren.  Three brothers preceded in death.
  Services were Friday at Horn Funeral Home with Rev. George Troyer officiating.  Burial with full military rites were in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.
Obituary notice taken from the Carroll County Comet, Wednesday, June 6, 1984