James Elbert Pruett, 62

first_imgJames Elbert Pruett, passed away in Indianapolis on April 1, 2020 following a valiant fight against Covid-19. Born July 4, 1957 in Indianapolis to Cecil and Margaret (Kirby) Pruett, they precede him in death.Spending much of his early youth in Orleans, IN Jim moved to Greensburg where he assisted his father with the family business installing and repairing commercial refrigeration equipment before pursuing the practice of law.A 1975 graduate of Greensburg Community High School , a graduate of IUPUI, and DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, he was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1986. Jim practiced in Indianapolis before returning to Greensburg in 1988.A life-long Democrat, Jim is remembered for his 2016 Congressional campaign, as well as serving on the Board of Aviation Commissioners, the Bar Association, The Red Cross, and Tree County Players.A big, jovial man, Jim is fondly remembered for his kind, deliberate style, his dry wit, and his compassion. He loved Community Theater, Indiana University sports, the Colts and Pacers. He loved science, history, aviation, but mostly Jim loved spending time with his family.Jim is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary “Mimi” (Wadleigh), daughter, Cynthia M. (Nicholas) Armstrong of Greenwood IN, son James “Jay” Miller Pruett of Greensburg, a Grandson Lucas James Armstrong of Greenwood, brothers Michael C. (Patricia Klene) Pruett of Wentzville, MO and John W. (Laura Stier) Pruett of Highland IL, 15 nieces and nephews, and 27 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one nephew.Memorial Contributions may be made to the Decatur County Democratic Party, to the City of Greensburg or the Decatur County Red Cross.Arrangements are being handled by Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home located at 302 N. Franklin St. Greensburg, IN.The family and everyone at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and sympathy.last_img

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