Paul D. Pruiett, a resident of Cocoa Beach for forty-five years, was born to Pearlie Edwards Pruiett and Nellie Suzanne (nee Smith) on July 22, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio. Paul (known by many as “P. D.”) was a World War 2 veteran, having served as a tank driver with Troop C 107th Cavalry Recon Squadron. His unit operated in France, Germany, and Austria. Paul married Genevieve Jordan in 1949, a marriage that was blessed with six children.
Paul was a private pilot and owned and flew two airplanes. His favorite was his Ercoupe, which he and his wife used to fly from Michigan to the Florida Keys. He was also an avid boater and fisherman, taking his family on trips to the Keys and the Bahamas aboard his sport fishing cruiser “Exodus.” He was a mechanical person who did his own building and repairs, skills he took time to pass on to his children. He enjoyed gardening and was active in it to the end.
Paul was a retired pharmaceutical representative. He was active in the board of the Cocoa Beach Library for years and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Cocoa Beach. He is survived by his Wife Genevieve, sister Bobbie Altman of Lantana, children Thomas (Kate) of Camp Hill, PA, Caryl Pruiett Kunz (Dave) of Cocoa Beach, Doug (Carla) of Richmond, VA, David (Sue) of Melbourne, Jill Pruiett Bybee (Gary) of Vero Beach, and Jay (Liz) of Satellite Beach, fifteen grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. During his most recent illness, Paul trusted Jesus as his Savior, and enjoyed the fellowship of prayer and the hope of heaven as he passed from this life with family surrounding him singing hymns and praises to God.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach, 3300 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM until the service time. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Florida Memorial Gardens 5950 U.S. 1 South, Rockledge, Fl 32955
In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations to First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach, 3300 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach
3300 N. Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach FL 32931