Jerry L. Pruitt


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

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

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike with Pastor Keith Ross officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday. Burial will be at Bethel Baptist Cemetery.

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

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

Jerry was born March 24, 1941, to Wesley L. and Thelma Fern Ping Pruitt. He married Carolyn A. Moore on January 20, 1959. She preceded him in death on December 6, 2008. He married Dixie Osborne on September 24, 2011, and she survives.

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; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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