Friday, October 14, 2011

Gene E. Pruett

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.


Anonymous said...

My Dearest Cecelia:

I am very saddened by the loss of your husband,Gene. Although I never met him, I feel like I have known him for sometime through your e-mails to the family. May the Lord be with you and your family throught these very sad days. Just remember he will be awaiting us in Paradise when it is our time. May the Lord Bless and keep each and every one of you.

Our very deepest Symphathy,

Dori ( Crow ) Hummel and family

Anonymous said...

Dear Cec, Steve and Greg,

I know how much we will all miss Gene. His humor and insight have been a joy to me since we first met. May God comfort you in the days and years to come knowing that he is with Him and is waiting for us with a smile on his face.
With sympathy and love,
Carol Brooks

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Gene sounds like a wonderful person. May "the God of all comfort" be with you during this difficult time and may His trustworthy promises fill you with hope until you can be reunited. I hope you enjoy these verses as much as I did.(2 Corinthians 1:3, Acts 24:15; Isaiah 25:8)
Amber Wilson
Winter Springs, FL

Anonymous said...

Dear Cec, Greg and Steve (and families) --

I just learned of Gene's promotion to be with God and so many who have gone before. Please know my love and prayers are coming your way during this new journey of grief in your lives. I know you have the blessing of knowing He is with God and no longer in pain, but I know the void it still leaves in your lives.

Though I'm not physically able at this time to see each of you and hug your necks, please know my heart reaches out to each of you and I pray God's gentle mercies and love will surround you.I know of at least two other "Gene's" who were there to help welcome him home; just as one day they will help welcome all of us.

May God bless you and wrap you in His arms of love.

Love always,
Kathy Seiple
a/k/a "Kappy"

Anonymous said...

Dear Cec,
It is with a saddened heart that we read about Gene's passing. We will keep you all in our hearts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy,

Gene and Carol Vaughan