Glenn Earl Pruitt
April 7, 1952 – September 29, 2018
The family will receive friends on Friday, October 5th, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2110 S. 32nd Ave., with VIGIL SERVICE at 7:00 pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, October 6th at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment: Calvary Cemetery with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503. Memorials will be directed by the family.
Glenn Earl Pruitt, age 66, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 29, 2018. His last breath was taken after opening his eyes, gazing at his children surrounding him, and breaking a subtle smile. He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on April 7, 1952 to the late Gail Pruitt and Betty McBride. He spent his life working in auto-body repair and over-the-road trucking until he was forced into retirement due to health issues. He had a knack for numbers and doing math in his head. He was also a gifted musician who was able to play the piano by ear. He will be missed for his constant wit and humor, drawing laughter with every word out of his mouth.
Glenn was preceded in death on April 6, 2015 by his wife of 26 years, Sharon Flott-Pruitt. Also preceding him in death: his father, Gail Pruitt; mother and stepfather, Betty and Andy McBride; and brothers, Gail Pruitt and Jerry Pruitt.
He is survived by his children: Shawn Pruitt, Marc (Lisa) Pruitt, Stephanie (Steve) Hilger, Cassandra Steiner; and Andy Pruitt; stepchildren: Todd St. Onge, Anthony (Roberta) Flott, Siobhan (Tom) DeFeo, Rachel (Evan) Kraft, Jacob (Carla) Flott, and Melissa (David) Clements; 57 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters and brothe: Kim Pruitt; Kris (Skip) Slizewski; Galen (Kathryn) Pruitt, and Kara (Johnnie) Jones; sisters-in-law: Sandy Pruitt, Carol Pruitt, Sari (Nathan) McLaren, Robin (Kevin) Kane, and Roxanne (Levi) Duran; brothers-in-law, John (Lisa) Cox and Kim (Tracie) Cox; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews; including his nephew Jason Pruitt who referred to his bond with Glenn as like his “second dad”; lifelong best friend and brother by choice, Ron Andersen.
Special Thanks to the staff at Ridgecrest Rehabilitation Center for their dedicated care to our father, especially Rosa Davila, LPN, who was there for our father and us during his last hours and final moments.
Pallbearers for Glenn are his son, Andy Pruitt; his grandsons: Sam Clements, Erick Bazemore, and Mitchell Stewart; his nephew, Jason Pruitt; his brothers-in-law, John Cox and Kim Cox; and his best friend, Ron Andersen.
Ladies and gentlemen, Glenn Pruitt has left the building. What an entertainer he was! He was loved and will be greatly missed.
I love you daddy…… You are healthy and free now….. I miss you so much and I look forward to seeing you again!!!!
My heart is hurting but I am so grateful that Glenn is no longer in pain, my deepest sympathies to the family.
Thoughts and prayers to you Shawn and your family. There’s comfort in knowing your father is at peace.
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Your work family have you and your family in our prayers. Sending hugs and love your way. Love ya Kim
Kara, please accept my deepest, heartfelt condolences. I have lost my oldest brother and my baby brother and it’s a heartbreak like no other. I have you and yours in my prayers always. May our Creator surround you with comforting spirits and offer you strength in your time of sorrow. May your brother’s journey be swift and peaceful, until you meet again.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Stephanie and Marc and Shawn I’m so very sorry to hear about your dad ur family will be in my prayers may God continue to comfort and bless you all in ur time of need
May all that remember Glenn find comfort knowing he is at peace
I will miss you but remember our memories for the rest of mine .see you again bro.love you
When I heard of Glenn’s passing, it rang a bell in my head. I followed through and remembered after going through my 1967 Boys Town yearbooks he was in my class and also in the Concert Choir. Additionally, he was a Team Manager for the Freshman Basketball Team and a Piano Student of Ms. Plewa. I can’t say I knew him well, but I’m sure we interacted on a regular basis especially being the choir. My prayers go out for the repose of his soul and to the family as you grieve for his loss. God bless y’all.
I LOVE GLENN THE FIRST TIME WE MET. HE PLAYED SILENT NIGHT FOR ME AT NEW VISIONS. HE WILL BE MISSED….????❤?????