Paul Pruitt 1936-2018



Services for Paul Dean Pruitt, 82, of Canton were held Monday Aug. 6, 2018, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Bro Paul Fike officiating. Graveside services were held at Haven of Memorial Park in Canton. He passed away on Aug. 2, 2018, in Tyler.

He was born on June 15, 1936 in DeLeon to Lee Pruitt and Pauline Cozby.

He was a member of Jaycees and a life-long member of the NRA. He loved to make knives and pens. He was a 1st Class Petty Officer in the Navy. He was a Christian man who prayed daily.

He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Donna.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Essie Pruitt; daughter, Joyce Pruitt; daughter, Barbara Dishner; grandson, Paul Labor; granddaughter, Cyndi Johnston; great-granddaughters, Audrey Labor, Abby Johnston, and one on the way; brother, Troy Pruitt, brother; Johnny Pruitt; and sister, Wanda Cornett.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to American Diabetes Association.