Funeral service for Burl Leon Pruitt, Sr., age 86, of Yantis, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at 10;00 am, at Freedom Church of God. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Bro. David Hamm will officiate. Burial will be on Friday, 11:15 am, at DFW National Cemetery. Mr. Pruitt died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Pruitt worked for, and retired from DFW Airport, as an electrical maintenance supervisor of the airport. He was born July 14, 1928, in Tree City Louisiana, to John Allen and Nora Paraelie Hatfield Pruitt. He served his country aboard the USS Forrestal for a period of 4 years in 1967 in his second enlistment. During the second tour of enlistment, he served Sea Duty, and received the China Service Medal. During his first enlistment of duty he served Sea Duty and was received a National Defence Service Medal and the Viet Nam Service Medal.
He married Tannie Castillo in Plano on May 21, 1988. Survivors include: Wife: Tannie Pruitt of Yantis, Sons: Burl Pruitt, Jr. of Winnsboro; and Mark Ulibarri of Ft. Worth, Daughters: Beverly Mercer of Lipan; Janyce Stone of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Bridgett Armistead of Libery, MO; and Bianca Cox of Plano, Sister: Minnie Denney
Grandchildren: 14, Great Grandchildren: 18, Numerous other loving family and friends
Preceded in death by: Parents, 1son, Byron Richard “Poncho” Pruitt; and seven brothers and sisters.
Services under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home, Emory, TX