Ermal Earl Pridemore

March 27, 1939 – August 30, 2021

Ermal Earl Pridemore, 82, of Bloomington, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 27, 1939, in Mitchell, he was the son of Alice (Pridemore) Parker.  He was reared in the home of Delbert and Lucy Pridemore. He married Marilyn Kidwell-Pridemore on December 2, 2016.

Ermal retired from construction and was a member of Crossroads Community Church in Bedford.  He was a graduate of Huron High School.  Ermal had served as president of Mitchell/Orleans Exchange Club and was a member of the Huron Volunteer Fire Department. He loved music and enjoyed his grandchildren and family get-togethers.

He was a U. S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his  wife, Marilyn Kidwell-Pridemore of Bloomington; children, Paul Pridemore of Mitchell, Dianna (Lonnie, Sr.) Pruett of Campbellsburg, David Pridemore of Orleans, Darlene (Michael) Hunter of Kingwood, Texas; step-children, Jim (Alta) Hollars of Bloomington, Don Hollars of Bloomington, Michelle (David) Strange of Mitchell; grandchildren, DeeDee (Justin) Fields, Charlie Pruett, Heather (Casey) Porter, Cortney Hunter, and Christopher Pridemore; great-grandchildren, Josh Pruett, Mikey Fields, and Everett Swearengen

His mother; Delbert and Lucy Pridemore; and former wives, Linda (Smith) Pridemore and Linda (Bragg) Pridemore, preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 4, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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