Lt. Col. Billy J. Pruett
Lt. Col. Billy J. Pruett, USMC-Retired, of Slidell, La., and formerly of Rector, Ark., passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, he was 71 years old.
He was born April 29, 1946, in Rector, the son of late W. Martin Pruett and M. Margurette Pruett.
He was the beloved husband of Victoria E. Pruett.
He is survived by his sister, Shirley Blakemore, and a brother, Donald Ray Pruett. He is also survived by his son, Ryan Pruett; daughter in law, Stella Pruett; daughter, Heather Pruett; two granddaughters, Ashlynd Pruett and Danielle Pruett, and a niece, Blake More.
Bill was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was an avid golfer and bass fisherman, who loved God and never met a stranger. He will be missed.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend memorial services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at First United Methodist Church, 433 Erlanger Drive, Slidell, La., 70458.
Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, in Slidell.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to services, at First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Aug. 1.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project online or by mail, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan., 66675-8517.
Those who wish may visit www.honakerforestlawn.com to sign guestbook.
Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell, La.