‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees


Whittier Church Of God
Saturday May 1st, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

View Details

Funeral Service

Whittier Church Of God
Saturday May 1st, 2021
12:00pm - 12:30pm

View Details

Graveside Service

Devotional Gardens
Monday May 3rd, 2021
1:00pm - 1:30pm

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before JD's visitation.

JD Pruitt

J.D. Pruitt, 86, of Sylva, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

J.D. was born in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana on May 3, 1934, to the late Adam Pruitt and Margie Etta (Marcantel) Pruitt.

He enjoyed growing a garden, cooking his famous Gumbo, and pickin’ and grinnin’. But he treasured most of all sitting on the front porch of his house with his wife, Martha. The couple married on December 20, 1953, in Dillion, South Carolina. J.D. was a member of the Whittier Church of God where he also enjoyed playing his guitar.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years; Martha (Boney) Pruitt, one daughter; Margie (Michael) Harris of Sylva, and one son; J.D. Pruitt Jr. of Sylva. Six grandchildren; Josh (Jessica) Torrans of Holly Springs; Jeremy (Danielle) Harris of Sylva; Jesse Daniel Pruitt of Sylva; Lauren Shay Lossiah of Sylva; Chadwick (Kayla) Harris of Hubert; and Emily (Loski) Standingdeer of Sylva; eleven great-grandchildren and one expected great-grandson. Two sisters; Bertha Mitchel of Jackson, Louisiana; Alma Ellender of Sulphur, Louisiana.

He is preceded in death by one daughter; Mary Sue Torrans and six of his eight siblings; Lawrence Pruitt, Marse Pruitt, LC Pruitt, Adam (Pap) Pruitt Jr., Alberta Kervin, and A.J. Pruitt.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at noon at the Whittier Church of God in Whittier, NC. Rev. Shane Silvers and Rev. Ned Pressley will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 11:00 am until noon at the church. Burial will follow at Devotional Gardens Warsaw Cemetery, 1260 NC 24 & 50 HWY, Warsaw, NC 28398, on Monday, May 3, 2021, at 1:00 pm. J.D. Pruitt Jr., Michael Harris, Josh Torrans, Jeremy Harris, Jesse Pruitt, and Chadwick Harris will all serve as pallbearers.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of JD Pruitt, please visit our flower store.


So sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family

Shirley Ensley May 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JD Pruitt

Shirley Ensley May 5 2021 12:00 AM

Uncle JD was always one of my favorite uncles. I used to love when we would visit or he would visit us. He taught me how to drive on the Interstate on one of our trips to Texas while we snacked on peanut crackers. He was always so full of life, had a great laugh and one of Daddy's favorites. My thoughts are with you Aunt Martha, Margie and Junior.

Lisa Pruitt Woodward Apr 30 2021 12:00 AM

Will miss all of the teasing and special memories. It was as the world stopped when uncle JD and family came to visit. I remember helping him pick mayhaw berries for jelly one year!

Linda Bohacek Apr 30 2021 12:00 AM

Friends and Family uploaded 1 to the gallery.

Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM