Carolina Funeral Home & Carolina Memorial Gardens

7113 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC


A. R. "Bud" Pruitt

September 20, 1933November 2, 2019

A.R. (Bud) Pruitt, 86, of Goose Creek, South Carolina passed away at home, Saturday, November 2, 2019. A. R. was born September 20, 1933 in Lyons, Kansas to the late, Alfred Roscoe and Dorothy Virginia Pruitt.

A. R. joined the US Marine Corps where he served for more than 25 years. After Bud retired as a Sgt. Major (E9) he went on to teach at Norte Dame High School-Utica, NY. In 1989 he moved to Goose Creek and became a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Kathi Schmuck (Terry), son, Alan Pruitt (Becky), step-children, John Grzesiak, Jan Hessney and Lynn Lillis, 10 grandchildren, Christopher, Timothy and Matthew Bakies, Amy Deeds, Lindsay Schroyer and Megan Schmuck, Andrew, Austin, Brygit and Jeweliet Pruitt, and step-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his second wife, Josephine Grzesiak Pruitt and daughter, Gina Kay.

The family will receive friends Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 10AM-11AM with a Funeral Service at 11AM with an entombment to follow with military honors at Carolina Memorial Park Funeral Home, 7113 Rivers Ave. North Charleston, SC 29406, 843-797-2222. Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting www.carolinamemorial.com.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Entombment Thursday, November 7, 2019


A. R. "Bud" Pruitt

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November 6, 2019

Please accept my deepest sympathy at this most difficult time.
Bud's passing will be a great loss to all who knew him.

Jayme Biggs

November 6, 2019

Bud was the neighbor that everyone hopes to live next to. He took great pride in his home and became close friends with my family the past 20 years. When I lived at home he was always there for a good talk. This summer while visiting my parents for a few weeks my young children loved checking in and spending time with “Mr. Bud”
They asked everyday to help him pick tomatoes in his garden. In my free time I make cards for holidays and special occasions. I would always be sure to send Bud a card to brighten his day. My mom told me that he had kept every card I had sent him the last 10 years in a box. I will miss Bud very much but will always cherish the memories I have spending time with him. He was a wonderful man who was always there to lend a helping hand to a friend. God Bless and Semper Fi

Kim Brewer

November 4, 2019

Uncle Bud was a one of kind. Always so kind, soft spoken, loving. He was loved by so many and had so much love to give.
He never missed a Sunday evening calling his Sister, they would sit an talk for hours. They could solve the worlds problems.
I love you Uncle Bud you will be missed dearly.
Love you,