Pruitt, William A., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Covenant Medical Center Cooper Campus. Age 82 years. The son of the late Smiley and William Lula (Taylor) Pruitt, William was born April 17, 1932 in Martin, Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Air Force. William married Lois J. Bierlein on May 7, 1981. She survives him. William was employed as a Stationary Engineer for General Motors for 42 years retiring in 2008. William was an avid golfer, enjoyed camping and was a past member of the Board of Elders at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Surviving besides his wife Lois are four children, Dawn Pruitt, William A. Pruitt Jr., Wendolyn Pruitt-Lyes and Dean F. (Trina) Pruitt Sr.; seven grandchildren, Jason and Jirah Pruitt, Donovan and Joseph Pruitt and Frederick (Glynniece) Pruitt, Dean F. Pruitt Jr., Breanna Pruitt; seven great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Frances Bierlein and Ewald Fred and Cynthia Bierlein; nieces and nephews, Susie and Bernie Taylor, Darwin and Maria Bierlein, Ricky and Ellen Bierlein, Heidi and John Wugazzer, Anna and Jamie Koney, Ben and Jessie Bierlein. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 3427 Adams, Saginaw. Rev. Paul Hinz will officiate with entombment in Eastlawn Memorial Mausoleum. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Peace Lutheran Church.