Lanier Pruitt, 58, of Dawsonville, GA went to be with the Lord on January 21, 2013. Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of the late Talmadge and Addie Lee Pruitt. He was also preceded in death by his brother, James Pruitt; sisters, Rita and Barbara Pruitt; and granddaughter, Brittany Lauren Pruitt.
Lanier attended Milton High School and worked in the grocery business -- Forsyth County Board of Education in the Transportation Department where he became the special needs supervisor and was in fleet maintenance for the last 13 years. He was an active member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. Lanier was an avid golfer and he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Peggy Gilbert Pruitt of Dawsonville, GA; sons, Danny & Amanda Pruitt and Wesley & Laura Pruitt of Dawsonville, GA; and much-loved grandchildren, Taylor, Tatum, Trey, Elijah and Lillian Pruitt, Sam, Joey and Wesley Johnsey all of Dawsonville, GA, Ryan Davis and family, Blake, Alicia and Bailey of Braselton, GA and Karen Loraine of Clarkesville, GA.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am on Thursday, January 24, 2013 in the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Bekki Dinsmore and Jason Glaze will officiate. Interment will follow at Lake Forest Cemetery in Jasper, GA. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 23 from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm and on Thursday, January 24 from 9:00 – 11:00 am prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Boiling Springs Cemetery Fund, c/o Pat Gagen, 5060 Burrus Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30041.
Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040 (770) 886-9899