Funeral services for Jerry Pruitt were held on Tuesday, May 15 at Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague. Bro. Roy Prather and Bro. Bobby Myers officiated with music provided by Bro. Shaun Sifford. Serving as pallbearers were Jim Pruitt, Bo Pruitt, Michael Pruitt, Richard Pruitt, Timmy Pruitt, John Pruitt, and Kenneth Brooke. Interment followed the services at Dew Cemetery. Visitation was held on Monday at Bowers Funeral Home with the family present from 6 - 8 p.m. Mr. Pruitt passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at his residence in Teague. He was born on Nov. 25, 1945 at Burgers Ranch in Lanely. He graduated from Teague High School with the class of 1964. Jerry married Betty Howell on Aug. 13, 1965, and shared over fifty-two years of marriage together. Pruitt had a long career working for TXU until his retirement in 2010. He was an avid sports fan, especially Teague Lion Football, and he loved to play golf. Pruitt was a member of Eighth Avenue Baptist Church and served as Sunday school superintendent for some twenty years. He is survived by his wife, Betty Pruitt of Teague; two daughters, Cindy Kirgan and husband Jim of Teague and Kathy Beil and husband David of Shiloh; six grandchildren, Kayse Turner and husband Clayton, Kassidy Cardona and husband Allen, Jessica Higgins, Kyle Kirgan, Katherine Higgins, and Kourtnee Kirgan; three great-grandchildren, Antonio Cardona, Aisling Cardona, and Avalon Cardona, and a fourth, Baby Turner, on the way; one sister, Sandra Brooke; two brothers, Johnny Pruiett and Tony Pruitt; numerous other relatives and friends. Pruitt was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Lois Pruitt; three brothers, Sterling Pruitt, Preston Pruitt, and Harold Pruitt; and four sisters, Ouida Ward, Jewel Padgett, Yvonne Pruitt, and a baby sister. Visit website bowersfuneralhome. net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.