Joel Pruitt Sr.

Joel Thomas Pruitt, Sr., age 54, of Morganton passed away Friday, November 5, 2021 at Caldwell UNC Health Care.

He was born on September 6, 1967 in Ashe County, NC to the late Grant Helbert and Tressie Clyde Miller Pruitt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a half-brother and a half-sister. Mr. Pruitt was a hard worker and was employed by Remwood Mills in Newton as a machine operator. He was loyal by nature, making him a caring, giving and generous person.

Those left to cherish his memory include one son, Joel Pruitt, Jr. of Morganton; one daughter, Chastity Pruitt and husband James Byrd of Lenoir; two brothers, Gerald Pruitt and Bill Pruitt and wife Nancy, all of Wilkesboro; six sisters, Leslie Pruitt of Hudson, Arby Pruitt of Sawmills, Jennifer Pruitt of Conover, Bem Pruitt of Sawmills, Becky Harbison of Granite Falls, and Clarcie Pruitt of Hudson; four grandchildren, Kami Byrd, Alivia Pruitt, Kaitlyn Pruitt and Jasmine Byrd.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to service from 1:00 — 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Due to Covid-19 masks and social distancing will be required.

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Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Pruitt family.

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