pruitttMr. Vernon Ratliff Pruitt, age 87 of Clarksville died Wed July 9 in Clarksville Nursing Center. Graveside funeral services will be 3pm Sat July 12 at Fairview Cemetery in Clarksville with Rev Carl Brown officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by U.S. Army funeral detail from Ft Hood Texas. The family will receive friends 8-9 Friday at Wood Funeral Home of Bogata.
Mr. Pruitt was born August 22, 1926 in Red River County the son of Stenson Harold and Annie Nunely Pruitt. He married the former Maxine Whitley on July 7, 1945. She preceded him in death June 22; 1982.He was also preceded in death by his second wife, the former Edna Mae Bell in 2004 and by a daughter, Verna Diann Brown; two grandchildren,
Tammy Lynn Totty and Austin Drake Davis and these siblings Mildred, Gladys, Bessie, Nadine, Jack and Alvin.
He was retired from Red River Army Depot where he worked for over 30 years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a Christian, and loved to fish, hunt, play guitar and sing.
He is survived by his daughter Kathy Kauffman and husband Michael of Council Bluffs, Iowa; a son in law Carl Brown of Council Bluffs, Iowa; five grandchildren, 9 great- grandchildren, and four great- great grandchildren.

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