OBITUARY

Jack W. Pruitt

September 12, 1939February 5, 2020

* Due to the rainy weather - services on Wednesday have been moved indoors to the Mausoleum Chapel of Raleigh Memorial Park *

Jack William Pruitt, 80, of Raleigh, NC died February 5, 2020. A lifelong North Carolinian, he was born September 12, 1939 in Raleigh, NC. He graduated from Needham B. Broughton High School in Raleigh, NC in 1957 and received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1961.

Jack had a long career with the NC State Retirement System, beginning in 1969. He retired in 2002 as the Director of Retirement Services for the NC State Treasurer’s office. He was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2003. After his retirement he spent most of his time in Calabash, NC.

He is survived by his wife: Lee Pruitt; son: Bryan and Jennifer Pruitt, of Huntersville; daughter: Meredith Pruitt, of Raleigh; step-daughter: Susie and Mike Fee, of Apex; grandchildren: Catherine and Jacob Pruitt and Austin and Julia Fee; and by other family and friends. Jack was preceded in death by his parents: Charles and Hallie Pruitt and by a step-daughter: Laurie Hedrick.

Graveside Funeral Rites will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11 am at Raleigh Memorial Park. In keeping with Jack’s life-long spirit of giving, in lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorial contributions be made to the charity of the giver’s choice.

If you would like to leave a message of condolence to the family, you may do so below within "add a memory".

Services

  • Graveside Funeral Rites Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Debbie Barrett

February 10, 2020

Lee I was so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He was a lot of fun to be around. I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile. I know you have a lot of great memories that you can reflect back on. I tell everyone who has lost someone close, especially a spouse, to stay busy because idle time is not your friend. Prayers to you and your family. Hugs and kisses to you as well.

Debbie Barrett

Horace Ray

February 10, 2020

Lee, I am so very sorry about Jack's passing. He was such a wonderful, caring person and he will be missed. You have shown such strength during Jack's illness and that strength will sustain you. Good memories will provide comfort at this time and always.

Connie Lawson

February 10, 2020

Lee, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I have great memories of seeing you and Jack enjoying your time at the beach. Hold on to your special memories.

Patsy and Jim McLaney

February 10, 2020

Lee and family,
Jim and I are so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing.
It was always so nice to see you both at the beach. We don’t go as much as we used to and we miss running into old friends like you and Jack.
Jack was a true gentleman.
We will keep you in our prayers for the days ahead that you and family will be missing him!
Patsy and Jim McLaney

Wayne Aspinwall

February 9, 2020

Susan and I are deeply saddened to hear this sad news about Jack, he was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed . We send our deepest condolences to the family.

Grace Shook

February 9, 2020

Lee
Please know my heart felt condolences for you and entire family. I have so many memories of you and Jack. What good times we shared. Good people come into our lives and I was blessed and honored for Jack being one of them.

kendra McBride

February 9, 2020

Lee,
I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. I did not know him well, but he was a good neighbor. He always had a pleasant word or humorous comment when we met in the neighborhood. I know he will be greatly missed by you, and all his friends, and family.
It takes lots of time to get over the death of a spouse. It is such a unique relationship between a husband and a wife. Be gentle with yourself and allow yourself time to grieve. Right now the sadness is overwhelming, but eventually the good memories will outweigh the grief and be a part of you forever.
You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Love Kendra McBride

Steve Baker

February 9, 2020

Jack always made a point to say Hi!

Jean Snipes

February 9, 2020

Lee, So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for you and your family.

Bonnie Rhodes

February 9, 2020

You were just a great guy. If you knew Jack, he was a one of a kind. Prayers to Lee and the family 🙏🙏

Bonnie Rhodes