John Harold Pruett

Monday, October 14, 2013

John Harold Pruett, 94, of Batesville, formerly of Rector, passed from this life Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at Mountain Meadows Nursing and Rehab. John was born February 17, 1919, in Rector to the late E. F. F. and Paralee (Yancey) Pruett. John was the last of the "Pruett Nine," was of the Baptist faith, and was a retired farmer.

John was preceded in death by his loving wife, Gertrue Shannon Pruett; eight brothers and four sisters.

Mr. Pruett is survived by one son and his wife, Tom and Chris Pruett of St. Charles, Mo.; two daughters and their husbands, Joyce and Jim Darmstaedter of Batesville and Judy and Dale Bolton of Jonesburg, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Greg Darmstaedter of Texas, Jerry Darmstaedter of North Carolina, Penny Darmstaedter of Arkansas, John Darmstaedter of Louisiana and Christy Rodgers, Julie Hughes, Jason Hughes, Tamara Ireton and Mandy Bergman, all of Missouri; 16 great-grandchildren, Athea Brand of Louisiana, Stesha Hill of Arkansas, John Darmstaedter II of Mississippi, Shannon Powell of Louisiana, Heather Darmstaedter of Texas, Mandy Wood of Arkansas, Gerri Darmstaedter of North Carolina and Hailey Rodgers, Quinton Rodgers, Chase Hughes, Travis Hughes, Drew Ireton, Ryleigh Ireton, Ethan Bergman, Isaac Bergman and Aiden Hughes, all of Missouri; nine great-great-grandchildren, Kelsie Darmstaedter of Louisiana, Shay Cook of Louisiana, Darrien Cook of Arkansas, Owen Cook of Louisiana, Conner Cook of Arkansas, Cintra Hill of Arkansas, Ayresome Hill of Arkansas, Tyler Darmstaedter of Texas and Carson Darmstaedter of Texas; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector. Funeral Services followed at the Chapel with Bro. David Burgess officiating. Interment was at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.

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