Gene E. Pruett went to be with his Lord on Thursday, October 13, 2011 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born April 11, 1939 in Mt. Airy, North Carolina to E.P. and Blanche Pruett. He came to Orlando in 1962 where he was stationed at McCoy Air Force Base. After being discharged, he owned Caldwell Mower Sales and Service and in his later years did home repair and maintenance work. He was a volunteer fireman for Pine Castle Fire Department and later an Orange County Fire Commissioner. He was an active member at First Baptist Church of Pine Castle, later at Downtown Baptist Church and was currently a member at First Baptist Church of Central Florida. He served as a deacon, usher and Sunday School Teacher. He was very involved in mission work, having been to Brazil, Haiti and Hawaii to help build churches and schools, and went to Oneida Baptist Institute in Kentucky each summer for over 15 years. He loved to help in Bible School at Central Florida. He is survived by his wife Cecelia, sons Greg (Vicky) and Steve (Laura) two grandchildren Courtney and Cody and two step grandchildren, Nicole and Paige in addition to his father and brother Gary both of Mt. Airy, North Carolina. He is predeceased by his mother and a sister, Janice Lynn. Visitation will be at Dobbs Funeral Home from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 with funeral services at First Baptist Church of Central Florida at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011. In lieu of flowers, Gene requested that donations be made to Oneida Baptist Institute, Box 67, Oneida, Kentucky 40972.