James “Jim” Pruitt

James “Jim” Pruitt, of Safford, entered into rest, Tuesday evening, February 13, 2018, at his residence. He was 76.

Jim was born December 5, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, to Bob and Wilma Pruitt. In 1959, Jim entered the United States Navy where he served his country proud.

Jim was a Volkswagen and vintage car enthusiast. He worked as an iron worker in the high rise building industry. He would retire as an iron worker.

Jim is preceded in death by: his parents, Bob and Wilma Pruitt.

He is survived by: his wife, Mary Pruitt; his brother, Larry Pruitt (Joanne); his son’s, Chris Pruitt (Patty) and Danny Wood (Virginia); his daughters, Corie Pruitt and Angela Montoya (Jonathon); his grandsons, Josh Pruitt (Hailey), Jeff Pruitt (Ashley), Jeff Jr., Hannah, Isaac Madueno and Jaxon Montoya; and his granddaughter, Rilie Wood.

Funeral services for Jim will be conducted Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., at Vining Funeral Home’s “Chapel of the Valley.” Concluding services will follow in the Safford Cemetery with military honors being conferred by the Gila Valley Veterans’ Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends Saturday morning, February 24, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., at the Vining Funeral Home.

Jim’s family would like to thank all of the friends and family who have shown their love and support during this difficult time.

Online condolences may be offered at viningfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are entrusted to Vining Funeral Home.