Elder Oscar Lee PRUETT, 78, of Bandy, passed away Saturday, October 19, 1996, at his home.
Born in Tazewell County, he was the son of the late Henry Allen and Stella Mila (CREED) PRUETT. He was a former moderator of the Salem Primitive Baptist Church of Bandy; New Garden Primitive Baptist Church of Honaker, VA; Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church in Raven, VA; and Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church in Jewell Ridge, VA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Kathleen STILTNER.
Survivors: wife, Mrs. Virginia Rebecca (WHITT) PRUETT; two daughters, Mrs. Janis DYE of Bandy, and Mrs. Sara BARNETT of Christiansburg, VA; one son, John Allen PRUETT of Marion, VA; one sister, Pansy O'QUIN of Bandy, VA; five grandchildren, Diane DAY, Melissa ALLEY, Michelle PRUETT, Teresa PRUETT, and Andy BARNETT; foster brothers, Kenneth CREED of Westfield, MO, Harold CREED of Garden Creek; and foster sister, Sarah LOCKHART of Elizabethton, TN.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, October 21, with Elder Robert Whitt and Elder Willard Owens officiating.
Church members and grandson, Andy Barnett, will serve as casketbearers. Burial will follow in the Whitt Family Cemetery in Bandy.
The family will receive friends at the Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff from 6-9 p.m. Sunday.