Jerry L. Pruitt



Jerry L. Pruitt, 73, of Columbus passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at his home.

Born March 24, 1941, he was the son of Wesley L. and Thelma Fern Ping Pruitt. He married Carolyn A. Moore on Jan. 20, 1959, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 6, 2008. He married Dixie Osborne on Sept. 24, 2011, and she survives.

Jerry retired from Pruitt Custom Homes. He was a devoted Christian and attended Peter’s Switch Nazarene Church faithfully. He loved the outdoors, mowing and always kept his yard nice and also kept the church shrubs trimmed regularly.

Other survivors include sons, Rick (Alyssa) Pruitt of Van Cleve, Kentucky, Randy (Michelle) Pruitt of Columbus and Steve (Scarlett) Pruitt of Columbus; grandchildren, Alesia (Seth) Stevenson, Devin (Abbie) Pruitt, Grant Pruitt, Ava Pruitt and Reese Pruitt; a great-granddaughter, Alexia Stevenson; a sister, Beulah (J. Keith) Thompson of Columbus; brothers, Halford (Mabe) Pruitt, Scott (Yvonne) Pruitt and Ronnie (Carolyn) Pruitt, all of Columbus; stepson, David (Karen) Osborne; stepdaughters, Dee Osborne and Dana Osborne Huber; stepgrandchildren, Jessica Osborne (Darren) Engleking, Dustin Osborne, Ben Huber, Madison Huber, Sam Huber and Jay Osborne Rafferty; extended family, Scott and Barbie Huber; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 49 years; sisters, Catherine Smith, Mary Louise (Bill) Hardin and Eva (Ross) Wallace; and a brother, Floyd M. Pruitt.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike with Pastor Keith Ross officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Bethel Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Peter’s Switch Nazarene Church or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to the Pruitt family and a video tribute may be viewed at

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