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James Earl Pruitt

James Earl Pruitt, 75, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2023, at Southern Ohio Medical Center Hospice in Portsmouth, Ohio.

James was born July 23, 1947, in Vanceburg, Kentucky a son of the late Matt and Katherine Caseman Pruitt. He was a member of Route 7 Mission Church in Greenup, Kentucky. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother Jimmy McGraw.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Shirley Jane Young Pruitt

One son

Mark Anthony (Delta) Pruitt of Vanceburg, Kentucky

Two brothers

Charles McGraw of West Union, Ohio

Chester McGraw of Manchester, Ohio

Three grandchildren

Linda Jane Heck, Dedrea (Michael) Scott, and Dustin Stone

Five great grandchildren and close friend Pastor Tracy Howard

There will be no services at this time. Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at


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