Fred George Pruter III

June 1, 1951May 26, 2013

Fred George Pruter III age 61, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2013 in Willis, Texas. He was born on June 1, 1951 in Tyler, Texas, to parents Fred Pruter Jr. and Dorris Louise “Dottie” Pruter. At a very young age he moved to Houston, Texas, and attended Kinkaid School and later graduated from The Memorial Hall school in 1975. He later attended Blinn Jr. College in Brenham, Texas where he studied business. While in college he met his future wife Debra in 1977. They got married on June 3, 2000. Fred worked twenty-five years for Minute Maid / Coca Cola Corporation until retirement in 2001. During retirement he was a dedicated member of the Woodland Hills Church of Christ in Conroe, Texas. Fred led a very challenged life and handled it with true dignity, always maintaining a positive attitude based in faith.

Fred is preceded in death by his Grandparents George A. DeMontrond Sr.,his wife Dorris “DeDe” DeMontrond , and his mother “Dottie” Pruter; He is survived by his loving wife Debra Pruter and step daughters Juanita Marie Springmeyer and Shirlena Springmeyer and their families. He is also survived by his father Fred Pruter Jr. and wife Marilyn and his three sisters; Diane Pruter Graber ,husband Harvey and thier family, Lucie Pruter Chag , husband David and thier family and Doris “Dee” Pruter Patton , husband Frank and thier family . He loved his family deeply and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.


  • Visitation Monday, June 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 3, 2013

Fred George Pruter III

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Shirlena Springmeyer

January 17, 2014

Fred I miss you so much! You were such a great Dad! I love you and You have made such a huge impact on my life, and who I am today!! We think about you everyday! I love you so much! Thank you for bringing me and my mother into your life!!

August 15, 2013

God Bless You Fred,
I meet Fred at blinn in 1975,me and my room mate Mark Spears really liked fred,helping him around campus,and with his college classes.I am sorry that I did not keep up with him ,i am so glad that he lived this long and had a great life.Sincerely Brian Morehead

Mark Spears

August 15, 2013

Fred was a dear friend while we attended Blinn and several years after. Unfortunately I lost contact with him but thought of him often through the years. My deepest sympathy to his family.

Billie Forrest

June 4, 2013

I worked with Fred at Coca-Cola Foods/The Minute Maid Company. He was always so sweet and friendly. He could make you laugh and always brightened the day when you were around him. He was always smiling and so very helpful. He was the go-to guy for just about anything at CCF/TMMC. I loved working with him and just being around him. God Bless you Fred and your family!

Bennie Stigler

June 3, 2013

My sympathy to Debra and The Pruter Family.He was a great co-worker to spend time with he will be missed.

Debbie Saxton

June 3, 2013

Fred will be sorely missed. He was always one of my very favorite friends at work. God bless his family.

June 3, 2013

" My very Sincere Sympathy to his wife and family..... Fred worked for me for quite a few years in the Mailroom, and I can honestly say that there was no one that could fill his shoes, he was such a dedicated worker and someone you could always depend on. I will hold his memory dearly........God Bless you Fred............ Rene Ruiz & Family

Diana Nelson

June 3, 2013

I worked with Fred at Coca-Cola Foods/Minute Maid many years ago. He has and always will hold a special place in our hearts. He was one of a kind and had so many qualities. Those qualities are far too numerous to recount. His compassion, kindness, and gentle being will be sadly missed by all of us who knew him. Heaven will truly shine brighter with Fred up there looking over us.

My heartfelt sympathy to his wife and family.

Diana Talley Nelson

June 3, 2013

I worked with Fred many years and enjoyed every moment of his friendship. He was always smiling and made your day brighter. My sincere and heartfelt sympathy in his passing. May time heal your sorrow and know that many associates of Coca Cola/Minute Maid are thinking of the family.

Elaine Pederson (Houston, TX)

June 3, 2013

I very much enjoyed working with Fred at Coca-Cola/Minute Maid. He was lots of fun to work with and always very kind. I'm sure his wife and family will miss him a lot. Please know you have our deepest sympathy and prayers. I know the angels are celebrating his homecoming.
Gwyn Sartin