James Dean Pruett
Soldotna resident James Dean Pruett died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at his home. He was 60.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 17 at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. Pastor Keith Ikerd will officiate. Mr. Pruett's ashes will be transported to Texas at a later date.
Mr. Pruett was born Dec. 21, 1944, to Homer and Addie (Blair) Pruett in Lamesa, Texas. He graduated from Friendship High School in Wolfforth, Texas. He lived in Anchorage in the 1970s and afterward furthered his education by graduating from Aircraft Mechanic School in Lubbock, Texas, in 1991.
Shortly thereafter, Mr. Pruett was transferred to Dillingham and later to Bethel from 1992 to 1993. He lived and worked in Anchorage from 1993 to 1994 before he moved to Naknek in 1996. He moved to Soldotna in 2001, where he resided ever since.
Mr. Pruett was a member of the Trinity Chapel in Early, Texas, and the United Pentecostal Church in Sterling. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
"James loved God, his wife, children, grandchildren, mother and brother," his family wrote.
Mr. Pruett was preceded in death by his father, Homer Roy Pruett; mother, Addie Elizabeth Pruett; and sister, Ruth Addie.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Janice Pruett of Soldotna; son, Brandon Pruett of Bartlesville, Okla.; daughter and son in-law, Angela and Dennis Hodgdon of Soldotna; son, Steven Beevers of Lubbock; grandchildren, Lourie Pruett of Brownwood, Texas, Jayden Pruett of Bartlesville, Dylan Hodgdon of Soldotna, Kayla Beevers of Lubbock, Brittany, David and Logan Beevers, all of Lubbock, and Zachary Pruett of Bartlesville; brother, Royce Pruett of Wolfforth; nephews, Wayne and Jim Page, both of Oregon, Mike Page of Anchorage and Farrell Hammond of Florida; and great nephew, Steve Page of Oregon.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Pruett's memory to the oncology department at Central Peninsula General Hospital, 250 Hospital Place, Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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