Thomas "Buster" Pruett
Thomas Dave “Buster” Pruett, age 72, earned his angel wings on Thursday, March 1, 2018 lying in his loving wife’s arms. Tom was surrounded by his four children and two sisters. He has a new set of lungs, new voice, and a new body to sing praises to Jesus as he did here on earth. Born on Tuesday, December 18, 1945 to the late Alfred and Lillian Pruett. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Pruett.
Tom recently celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his babydoll, Linda. Shortly thereafter he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Tom walked this battle with his wife, Linda Diane Pruett, and children to the very end. Tom retired from VDOT after 28 years of service, he also retired from Rish Equipment after 25 years of service. He attended Christian Life International Church with his wife and family. He was involved with the AV team ministry. Tom was a great prayer warrior, and he never met a stranger always greeting everyone with a hug and a smile. He was the former officer of Full Gospel Men’s Association.
In addition to his wife he is survived by four children who he cherished and loved very much; Lynda Marie Akers and husband, Mark, Thomas Calvin Pruett and wife, Michelle, Charles Alfred Pruett and wife, Melissa, and Timothy Christian Pruett; special grandson Brandon Pruett who Tom and Linda helped raise; grandchildren, Brittany Akers, Aaron Akers, Michael Pruett and wife Kalley, Conner, Brandon, and Maddie Pruett, Jeremy Grant, Brandy Bryant, Lewis Newman, Sara Newman; two sisters, Sharon Blankenship and husband, Gerald, and Martha Mays and husband, Ralph; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A celebration of Tom’s life will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Christian Life International Church 1 CLI Way Salem, VA with Pastor and family friend Ryan Linkous officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 1:00 PM until the service hour, and after the service.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnmoakey.com
Rest high on that mountain my sweet darlin’ until we meet again one day soon.