Lawrence Allen Pruitt, 86, of Traphill passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center. Mr. Pruitt was born May 7, 1933, in Wilkes County, the son of Archie and Jettie Shaver Pruitt.

Lawrence served in the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War. He enjoyed listening to country music and tinkering in his small engine shop. Lawrence was devoted to his family and loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Michael Allen Pruitt and Thomas Wayne Pruitt, and a sister, Loreen Cockerham.

Lawrence is survived by his wife of 63 years, Wanda June Pruitt of the home; a son, David Mitchell Pruitt and his lifemate, Ann Sossaman, of Traphill; a daughter, Zendoline Kay Adams and husband, Roger Adams, of Traphill; his brothers, Jarvie John Pruitt and wife, Alice Pruitt, and Gene Pruitt and wife, Renee Pruitt, all of Traphill; a sister, Abby Pruitt Combs and husband, Edsel Combs, of Roaring River; his grandchildren, Tara, Chad, Lance, Ayla and Leia; and two great-grandchildren, Oaklen and Lily.

Memorial services, with military honors provided by the honor guard from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at Miller Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Keith Wood officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oak Level Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2587 Austin-Little Mountain Road, Roaring River, N.C. 28669.

The family has requested no food.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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