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William Earl Pruitt

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“Lily, I will always remember your dad as a larger than life Texan. Will always had an opinion and wasnt afraid to use it. He was a good addition to...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: - family

“I grew up with Bill in Athens and his father was my dentist for years. I will always remember him with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye ...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Terri Steigleder - Denton, TX

“Texas has lost another great mail carrier and friend. Prayers to the family. Pam you are in our prayers. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Cindy Arredondo

“I'm going to miss him. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Lulu Lopez - Sinton, TX


William was born on September 2, 1950 and passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

William was a resident of Texas at the time of passing.

Will graduated Athens High School in 1969 and spent some years exploring life and higher education in Austin, at The Armadillo, the drag, sailing and attending classes at UT which he considered his University and supported throughout his life, having season basketball tickets and his same Drum seat partner, Brad, for over 25 years.

Will's life and personality were too big for these few simple words but if you were a friend or a stranger Will always let you know who he was, agree or disagree, shocked or delighted, you knew the world had been lifted just a little by his presence.

,,,and a time for every purpose under heaven
Ecclesiastes 3

Visitation will be 4-6 pm, Friday, October 11, 2019 at Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 pm, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at First United Methodist Church of Athens with Rev. Faulk Landrum and Rev. Jason Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Methodist Children's Center.

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