Thomas Sidney Pruitt was born in Aransas County Texas on March 10, 1940 to Joel Alton Pruitt and Opal Victoria Barnett Pruitt. He lived most of his life here in Aransas County.

Surviving Thomas is his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, 8 months, 9 days, Jenice Bateman Pruitt. Two children who he absolutely loved and adored: daughter, Melissa Ann Pruitt (Samuel) DeMarcus Jr and son, Mark Sidney (Charlotte) Pruitt. Five grandchildren that was the joy of his life: Julissa Ann Ondrej, Jenice Jane Ondrej (Jose) Castillo, Gary Alan Ondrej, Jr. (Brittany), Elizabeth Rene Pruitt (John) Sanchez, Jenna Dawn Pruitt (Blake) McDavid. “Pepaw” is survived by nine adorable great-grandchildren: Blayde Alexzander Ondrej, Thomas Avery Ondrej, Sidney Ann Castillo, Skielar Jo Castillo, Gunner James Pruitt, Bailey Rene McDavid, Joseph Dean McDavid, Mark Conley McDavid and Blake June Ondrej. three sisters: Vivian Alene (David) Beck, Minerva Irene (Delford) Robinson and Neda Faye (Rev. Cecil) Cox. One sister-in-law, Claudia Domingeaux Bateman and one brother-in-law, William Wayne Bush. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Alton Pruitt and Opal Pruitt; brothers: Leo Pruitt and Alton Wayne Pruitt; a brother-in-law, David Maguglin; father-in-law, Lee Bateman, Sr.; mother-in-law, Rebecca “Granny” Chambers Bateman; brothers-in-law: Lee “Buddy” Bateman Jr and Leon Bateman; sisters-in-law, Ellen Pruitt; Patsy June Bateman, Mary Paite Bateman and Margie Bush; Irene Dutton, Carlene Clayton and Virginia (Bud) Hicks.

He was a member of Gospel Lighthouse Church in Rockport for twenty-nine years where he was a Trustee and drove the church bus that was the delight of his life. He loved bringing people to church so they could hear the Word of God. He saw God in everything. He enjoyed spending time with family from just sitting and drinking a cup of coffee to hunting, attending children’s activities, cruises and vacations. God and family were the center of his life.

Services will be held at the Rockport Charlie Marshall Funeral Home on September 18th at 2:00 and visitation on September 17th from 3:00 to 8:00.

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Arrangements entrusted to: Charlie Marshall Funeral Home and Crematory

814 E. Main • Rockport, Texas 78382 • 361-729-2451

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