Furman Parker Pruitt

Parker Pruitt
Sep/30/1928 – Sep/01/2016
Photo made available by The State


Furman Parker Pruitt was born on 30 Sep 1928 in Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina, USA a child of Elmer Rudolph Pruitt and Pearl Palenstine Parker.

“North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSCF-9F24?cc=2848682 : 22 September 2020), > image 1 of 1; North Carolina State Archives, Division of Archives and History, Raleigh.


Fernan B Pruitt was counted in the census on 25 Apr 1930 in Crooked Creek, McDowell, North Carolina, USA, as a 1-year-old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his father Elmer R Pruitt; his mother Pearl P Pruitt; and his siblings, Elmer Pruitt, Jr., Blanch E Pruitt, and John W Pruitt.


On February 1, 1970, Furman Parker Pruitt was listed as the living father in the obituary of Caron Adele Pruitt.


Furman Parker Pruitt died on 01 Sep 2016 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA. He was buried on 03 Sep 2016 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA at Blaney Baptist Church Cemetery.

Obituary of Parker Pruitt

ELGIN – A service to celebrate the life of Furman Parker Pruitt, 87, will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Blaney Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Friday from 3-7 p.m. at the home and one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, S.C. 29045.

Mr. Pruitt passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Born in Old Fort, N.C., he was the son of the late Elmer Rudolph Pruitt and Pearl Parker Pruitt. He served in the United States Marine Corp and retired from DuPont. He was dedicated disaster relief volunteer with the American Red Cross. He was a licensed pilot and had his own plane for many years. He also was a high school basket official for 25 years.

Mr. Pruitt was an accomplished auto mechanic specializing in Volkswagen repair and enjoyed fishing and camping. He was a faithful member of Blaney Baptist Church where he served in many different capacities.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Betty Kennington Pruitt; son, Brian Kent Pruitt (Kimberly Turner); daughter, Renee Watson (Jerry); brother, Rev. John W. Pruitt of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Warren Pruitt, Luke Pruitt, Ashleigh Closen and Tripp Laursen; and a great-grandchild, Camden Closen.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Caron Pruitt; brother, Elmer Rudolph Pruitt II; and sister, Blanche P. Smith.

Sign the online register at www.powersfuneralhome.net.


9/3/2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Blaney Baptist Church


9/3/2016, 4:00 PM, Blaney Baptist Church

September 2, 2016  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 20
Located in Blaney Baptist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Yvonne Miller Vaughn


On June 15, 2019, Furman Parker Pruitt was listed as the deceased husband in the obituary of Betty Kennington Pruitt.


On February 8, 2022, Furman Parker Pruitt was listed as the deceased father of in the obituary of Brian Kennington Pruitt.

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