Memorial services for Harold Pruett, 90, of Rockdale are pending.

Mr. Pruett died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at his home in Rockdale.

He was born Oct. 9, 1922, in Rockdale to John L. and Lottie Lucille (Yoakum) Pruett.

After he graduated from Rockdale High School, he entered the U.S. Army.

Mr. Pruett served during World War II and was honorably discharged from the army as a corporal.

Whi le in the service, he attended electronic school.

He married Frances Jane Drehr on March 8, 1946, in Cameron.

Mr. Pruett spent 39 years as a retail and wholesale drugstore merchant at Duke’s, Perry’s and Skrivanek’s, from 1946 to 1968. He then worked at Behren’s Wholesale in Austin from 1968 to 1984.

Mr. Pruett was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors are his wife, Frances Pruett of Rockdale; a son, John Harold Pruett Jr. and wife Brenda of Milano; a daughter, Belinda Shipp and husband Roger of Austin; three sisters, Wanda Edelmon of Rockdale, Laverne Voight and Evelyn Romoser, both of Houston; five grandchildren, Barrett Brannam, Kenneth Shipp, Kevin Shipp, Jenny Jackson and Lindsay Vieth; nine great-grandchildren, Jordan Brannam, Sidney Brannam, Elle Brannam, Kylie Jackson, Jake Jackson, Cat Jackson, Ellie Vieth, Ariana Shipp and KJ Shipp.

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