Mr. Phillip Pruitt of Shoal Creek, Cleveland, GA passed away at home at midnight Monday January 10th, 2011 with his loving family beside him.
Mr. Pruitt was a 1977 graduate of WCHS. He attended Gainesville Jr. College. A motorcycle enthusiast from childhood, he rode motocross and raced until he was 21 years old, supporting many trophies for winning. He worked for Pierce Wholesale, Ferrell Gas, and was self employed for many years. He became unable to work in 2001 due to many health problems.
Mr. Pruitt was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church. Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, The Green Team, provided nursing and physician service in Mr. Pruitt's home. His favorite quote to live by was, "The will of God won't take you where the grace of God won't carry you."
Mr. Pruitt was preceded in death by his brother Ricky Pruitt and daughter Amy Hardegree.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Chapman Pruitt; parents, Russell and Neva Pruitt; step-daughter, Caron Anderson of Dawsonville, GA, and 2 grandchildren, Grant and Morgan Anderson also of Dawsonville, GA.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1PM Friday, January 14th, 2011 at Barrett Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Gary Hefner and Rev. Jerry Abercrombie will officiate. Interment will follow in Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2PM-5PM, and 7PM-9PM Thursday January 13th, 2011 at the funeral home.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the family may do so by visiting www.barrettfh.com
Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland, GA is in charge of the arrangements.