The Port Arthur News
Memorial services for Mr. Robert J. Pruitt, age 76, of Lindale, Texas are scheduled for 2:30 P.M. Saturday, December 21, 2013 in the Caudle- Rutledge Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Katrina Nobles officiating. Services are under the direction of Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Directors in Lindale. Mr. Pruitt died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas on September 8, 1937 to the late Dallas Wilson and Maggie Lois (Risinger) Pruitt and was formerly of Port Arthur and Glenn Heights before moving to Lindale in 2005. Mr. Pruitt worked for American General Insurance Company as a regional manager and retired in 1993. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Elaine Pruitt in 1970, and his step-mother, Katherine Istre in 2007.
Mr. Pruitt is survived by his wife of 20 years, Laura Pruitt of Lindale, Texas; 5 sons & daughters-in-law, Anthony & Diana Pruitt of Mexia, Texas, Robert W. & Rhonda Pruitt of Mauriceville, Texas, Jacedric & Darrelland Ford of Tyler, Texas, Robby Pruitt of Lindale, Texas and Ryan Pruitt of Lindale, Texas; a Godson, Joshua Cruz of Lindale, Texas; 4 daughters & son-in-law, Darla Adams of Eunice, Louisiana, Rhonda Pruitt of Houston, Texas, Buffy & Doug Istre of Mauriceville, Texas and Ariana Pruitt of Lindale, Texas; 14 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.