Jim W. Pruett

December 17, 1941August 18, 2014

Jim W. Pruett, 72, of Waynesboro passed away Monday, August 18, 2014 at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Born December 17, 1941 in Eastman, GA; he was the son of the late Hazel (Whited) Robertson. On June 27, 1964 he married the love of his life and best friend, Lynn (Lamb) Pruett. The two shared a blessed union of 50 years together. He attended his beloved Georgia Tech University, where he graduated in 1965 with a B.S. in Textile Engineering. Mr. Pruett was an active member of Main Street United Methodist Church. As a church member he sang in the choir, previously taught Sunday School and Saturday Church School for many years, served on the Staff Parish Board, and attended to the outside property of the church always maintaining its beauty. He was employed with the former I.E. DuPont where he worked as the Safety Director for 33 faithful years until his retirement in 1998. He currently worked as the Safety Director with Mather’s Construction Company. He was a member of the Waynesboro Choral Society for 20 years, the Waynesboro Country Club and the Jaycee Club of Camden, SC, where he served as past president for all three organizations. Jim spent his younger years actively coaching Pop Warner Little League Football. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, golfing, playing sports, cheering on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and rooting for his grandchildren in all of their various sports. He will be remembered by those who knew him as someone who always enjoyed life to the fullest and carried a smile everywhere he went, never meeting a stranger. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Johnny Rowland and Jack Pruett. In addition to his loving wife, survivors include his three devoted daughters, Terri Lynn Pruett-Drewry and husband, Ian of Richmond, VA and their son, Jackson Pruett Drewry, Jami LeAnne Pruett-Whitehead and husband, Jim of Houston, TX and their children, James “Jake” Whitehead and Jacy Kathryn Whitehead and Dendi Trey Pruett-McNeary and husband, Rob of Stuarts Draft, VA and their children, Christopher Tyler Brydge and Jessica Lynn Fitzgerald and husband, Ryan and their children, , Rylynn Fitzgerald and Trey Fitzgerald. Following cremation, the family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Westminster Presbyterian with Rev. Clay Knick officiating. At Jim’s request, he would like all those in attendance to wear casual colorful clothing. Those in attendance are invited for lunch at Main Street United Methodist Church following his service. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Main Street United Methodist, C/O the building fund, 601 W. Main St., Waynesboro, VA 22980 Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting



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    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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    Thursday, August 21, 2014


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September 28, 2014

We are truly sorry Lynn, Terri, Jami, Dendi. So many good times from so long ago that it is unbelievable to hear this news. God Bless you and family.
Tony and Patsy Hamilton

Dendi Trey Pruett-McNeary

September 2, 2014

Daddy I still can't believe you are gone!! You are the true meaning of a hero and you will always be mine. The love you gave to us as a family and to your friends, you made each of us feel like we each had our own, special, individual, relationship making us all feel so special!!You and mom taught us what it is to be a family and that is what will get us through! When I grow up I wanna be just like you!!!!!!!! We will take care of mom and each other!!! I love you my daddy and oh yeah (I saw his tail move)

Shelby Alexander

August 28, 2014

Dearest Lynn and girls,
I was blessed the day your family entered my life. That Pruett family is one of a kind. Their love for one another and for their friends is a love that runs deep. Thank you Lord for Jim and his beautiful family. I love you Lynn, Terri, Dendi and Jami. May his sweet memories always bless you now and in the days to come...
With fondest memories,
Shelby Jones Alexander

August 26, 2014

Lynn,we are so sorry to hear about Jim. We had many good times together.
Don & Ruth Anne Pullum

Russ Consentino

August 23, 2014

Dear Lynn, daughters and family: I was very saddened to learn of Jim's passing. May you all be filled with the comfort that Jim is now home with Jesus. God Bless You and Keep You. Russ Consentino (Newtown, PA)

Gary Beaver

August 22, 2014

Jim was the most pleasant person I've ever met. I knew him from Mather's Construction and his safety meetings with a good talk and a snack cake at the end for us. We will all miss him dearly.

August 22, 2014

Lynn and precious family, I am in shock;Recived a call that James had passed away.I am saddened for all of us but thank God he is with Jesus&more loved ones.Will pray for you all,Loved him so much & you too Lynn .Aunt Janette

August 21, 2014

Dear Lynn,

I wanted to share with you our sorrow over Jim's passing. Sherry always spoke so highly of you and Jim and as her neighbors over the years. I am so glad to have become friends with both of you these past years.I am so sorry that Sherry's illness prevented our attending or visiting with you this week. I would like for us to be able to share lunch to together at Sherry's much-loved Crackerbarrel as soon as we all can. I will call you soon.

Warmest Best Wishes to you and the family,
Bill and Sherry Rodgers
Waynesboro, Va.

Sue & Bob Wiecke

August 21, 2014

Lynn, Terri, Jami, and Dendi, Sue and I are are saddened by your loss. We have great memories of our times together. The look on Jim's face while his music was playing was priceless and will always be remembered. Jim was the nicest man we knew, except on the basketball court, what a competitor. Our prayers are with you in your time of grief.

Deon Gibbons

August 21, 2014

Ms. Lynn and Family, I was honored to Coach with Jim "Cuz" in youth Football. He always smiling and enjoyed life! He was a very devoted family man, and a very proud Grand Pa! He was a man to admire and pattern your life after. He will be missed!!!