October 11, 1930 ‒ April 23, 2017
Formerly of Centerburg, Ohio
Roy F. Pruett, age 86, of Delaware and formerly of Centerburg died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Kobacker House in Columbus
He was born in Russell County, Virginia on October 11, 1930 the son of the late Archie and Maude (Griffith) Pruett
Roy was a graduate of Sparta High School and after working for a few years he enlisted in the US. Air Force.
On June 4, 1965, he married Mary Jane (Fry) at their home in Sparta.
Roy worked as a commercial plasterer since he was 16, retiring after 50 years in the business. He worked jobs all over the country, most notably, the Nationwide Building in Columbus and gargoyles on a skyscraper in New York City.
He loved sports; his family said, “anything with a ball”. He always kept up with his kids and grandkids sporting events.
Roy loved his dogs, most recently his Peaches, Mia, and Tanner.
He will be missed by his wife Mary Jane Pruett; their children James Ronald Johnson, Roy James Pruett, Melissa (Randy) Shipley, Kevin (Karen) Pruett, April (John) Kinser and Dawn (Kevin) Keys; grandchildren Nicole (Curt) Dewey, Brandy Allen, Jeremy (Kristy) Adkins, Chad (Amber) Adkins, Jimmy Johnson, Crystal Kinser, Marc (Mirandia) Pruett, Christopher Johnson, J.C. Kinser, Matthew (Marissa) Pruett, Corey Johnson, Justin Keys, Tara (Nick) Schoonyan, and Isaiah Shipley; and 16 great grandchildren
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Diana Pruett; granddaughter Kari Shipley; brother Cecil “Red” Pruett; and sisters Jessie Van Auker ,Vesta Snider, and Alice Toth.
A celebration of Roy’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Friends may call on the family from 6 PM until the time of the service.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Kobacker House, Ohio Health Hospice at https://foundation.ohiohealth.com/
The Devore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Mr. Pruett’s family. Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com