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Charles D. ‘Charlie’ Pruitt

Charles David “Charlie” Pruitt, 83, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at his residence in Trafalgar.

He was born Sept. 5, 1930, in Franklin to Chester I. and Maude Stella (Walker) Pruitt. He married Margaret L. (Patterson) Pruitt on Aug. 30, 1956. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Charles Michael Pruitt (Phyllis E. Conner); a daughter, Pamela J. Pruitt Elmore (Mike Gragg); grandchildren, Joshua A. Elmore and Jason D. Elmore; and great-grandchildren, Tank E. Elmore, Brock A. Elmore and Kruz C. Elmore.

He was preceded in passing by his parents; an infant son, David Lynn Pruitt; and two brothers, James E. and Kenneth R. Pruitt.

Charlie was a 1950 graduate of Franklin High School.

He was a corporal with the U.S. Army, serving from 1950 to 1953 during the Korean War.

He was employed by Western Electric in Indianapolis as a classified Grade A electrician for 29 years. He later worked for Lucent Technology (AT&T), which merged with Western Electric, retiring after 30 years of service.

Charlie attended numerous electrical training programs through the years, including two years of electrical training through IUPUI. After retirement, he worked for Indianapolis Electric for seven years. He then was employed by Burns Security at Camp Atterbury for 10 years. His last employment was at Caterpillar in Franklin, where he worked for Securitas for 10 years.

He was a 50-plus year member of the Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 107, F&AM. He was a member of Trafalgar American Legion Post 0416 and Franklin American Legion Post 205.

He enjoyed gardening and farming.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. A Masonic ritual will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday by the Franklin Masonic Lodge No. 107, F&AM, at the funeral home. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood, where military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Army and the Franklin American Legion Post 205.

Online condolences may be made at www.flinnmaguire.net.

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