The Obit For Jimmy Pruett

Jimmy Doyle Pruett

Published in Houston Chronicle on November 16, 2012

After several months of health problems, Jimmy Doyle Pruett entered into a finer phase of his eternal journey.

He was born in Rector, AR., to Wink and Viola Pruett in the Ebenezer Community near Rector, AR. At 17 years of age he was chosen by the St. Cardinal baseball club and played minor league ball until he was required to go into the military.

During his first tour of duty he played for the U S Air Force Far East Team, was chosen for the All Stars and his team was runner-up for the League. He spent 20 years in the Air Force flying cargo into war zones and bringing wounded soldiers out. He served three tours in Viet Nam and retired highly decorated after 20 year of service.

He is survived by the love of his life, wife Joy of Pearland, TX., and his daughters Nye Hatcher of Paragould, AR. And Devin Nix of Anchorage, AK.; also stepdaughter Carolyn Mahoney of San Diego, CA., Joy's three children Pam Palmarez and Randy and Craig Mulvaney, their spouses and many grandchildren and great-grands who loved Jimmy. His nieces Lynda and Nicki Roberts and nephew Eddie Roberts also survive, plus countless friends whom he cherished.

A memorial service will be held at Central Church of Christ in Pearland on Saturday, November 17 at 11 A.M. and Jimmy's ashes will finally rest in his family plot in Rector, AR., surrounded by his much loved relatives. He will be long remembered and sorely missed.