January 21, 1949 - April 29, 2022
Larry Pruitt was born in Fort Worth, Texas to his father, Charles Pruitt, and his mother, Edna Hughes. Larry went home to our Lord and Savior on April 29, 2022.
Larry married right out of high school, where he attended Tremble Tech High School. He then went on and joined the Army UNASGD in 1969 during the Vietnam War. Larry loved his country and served proudly, dutifully, and faithfully. During his time in Vietnam, Larry was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, National Defense Metal, Vietnam Service Metal, Marksman Metal, as well as several other accolades and awards. Larry received a letter from President Nixon acknowledging our country’s appreciation for his service. Despite the heartaches and tragedy Larry witnessed in Vietnam, he was incredibly proud to have served for his country.
Larry was a master of many trades. He obtained his certification as an Electrician Journeyman, as well as several other trade certifications. After serving in the Army Special Forces from 1969 – 1971, he then went to work for the Tarrant County Police Department. He later worked as the district manager for the 7/11 in Fort Worth, Texas and then went on to work for T Cullen Davis for 15 years before finally deciding to work for himself the remainder of his life.
Larry was beloved by all, he was a loving husband, father, and brother. He was known for his friendliness, Larry would sit on the bench at Exxon drinking his coffee and smoking his cigarette and greet everyone that walked by, he would share his life stories and let them know God loved them. He loved to share Gods word; he used his wisdom of God to lift others up. Larry never met a stranger, he took in many children and loved them as his own. Larry had a heart of gold, he would give you his shirt off his back and turn a cloudy day into sunshine. Larry never gave up, he was very independent and God fearing. Larry loved to ride his motorcycle, fish, and build model cars, he was an all-around aficionado of collectibles. Larry loved the flea market, in fact he was a professional flea marketer and loved yard sales. He could spot a yard sale from a mile away.
Larry is survived by his daughters, Angela Hodge and Crystal Brieto, his sons, Charles Weldon and Joshua Mathew, his brother, Weldon Pruitt, his sister, Brenda Pitchford, his aunt, Bessie Pruitt, and his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, and adopted children.
Larry is preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite Bostwick, his father, Charles Pruitt, and his mother, Edna Hughes.
Visitation will be held on May 17, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Hilltop Family Church.
The funeral service will be held on May 17, 2022, beginning at 10:00 AM at Hilltop Family Church.
Committal service will be held at the DFW National Cemetery at 2:30 PM.