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Wilsie L. Pruitt, 79, Poole

Wilsie was a devoted husband, loving father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved his family, loved the Lord and was a beacon of light for those who were in need.

He was a lifelong member, Sunday school teacher and deacon at Shady Grove General Baptist Church in Poole. He also served as a member and past leader of the brotherhood at Shady Grove General Baptist Church.

He drove a fuel truck for 42 years for Mitchells Marathon in Sebree. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion Worsham Post No. 40, past member of the Poole Volunteer Fire Department, and was a Kentucky Colonel. He also loved farming. He is the son of the late Ewing and Effie Ruth Pruitt.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Minor and Mary Cleo Chandler, and one brother, James Robert Pruitt.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Alice Pruitt; one daughter, Karen Embry and her husband, Jim, of Henderson; two sons, Glenn Pruitt and his wife, Shirley, of Robards and Frank Pruitt and his wife, Diane, of Sebree; one sister, Betty Winstead of Poole; five grandchildren, Nathan Pruitt and his wife, Tina, Ben Embry and his wife, Torrey, Matt Embry, Meredith Pruitt and Alison Pruitt; three great-grandchildren, Haley, Nate and Gracie Pruitt; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Shady Grove General Baptist Church in Poole. The Rev. Dean Esarey will officiate. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the American Legion Worsham Post No. 40.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Newcom, Jimmy Chandler, Tom Thornsberry, Nathan Pruitt, Matt Embry and Ben Embry.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Wood, Oral Samples and Maurice Forker. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Shady Grove General Baptist Church, P.O. Box 22, Poole, KY 42444.

Condolences may be made online at www.townsendfuneralhomeinc.com.
 

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