George A. Pruett of Orleans, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Tuesday night at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation center at the age of 87.
Born in 1921 in Orange County to George and Martha Pruett, George was a retiree of Mitchell Transport, member of Sun City Christian Center in Florida, Army veteran of World War II and 5-time Bronze Star recipient, and member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars post #9107.
He is survived by his son Dan, companion Irma Jean, 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Betty, brother Lloyd, and sisters Mae, Lois, Clois, Lenora, Olive, and Mayme.
Services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm at the Memorial Chapel of Day & Carter Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mitchell Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3:00 until 7:00pm tomorrow and again from noon until time of service Sunday at Chastain.