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Dick Pruitt
    Funeral services for Dick Pruitt, 82, longtime mayor of DeCordova, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at Acton Methodist Church.

    Interment will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.
    Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Wiley Funeral Home
    Dick Pruitt died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Granbury.
    He was born Marion Richard Pruitt, April 16, 1932, in Luka Miss., to James Daniel Pruitt and Ida Clearice Qualls Pruitt.
    He was a graduate of East Texas State University.
    Dick retired as a major from the U.S. Air Force and served in the Vietnam War. He flew KC-135s and also served as a pilot instructor.
    Dick served as mayor of DeCordova for 14 years and was a member of the DCBE Men's Golf Association.
    He was a business entrepreneur with MDP Enterprises.
    Known as the "pie man," he loved pecan pies and made up to 500 pies each year as gifts.
    Survivors include wife Patricia Pruitt; children and spouses, Melanie and Brian Horn, Rick and Julie Pruitt, and John and Jesica Pruitt; grandchildren Austin Horn, Tanner Horn, Madeline Pruitt, Logan Pruitt and Elle Pruitt; and mother of his children, Betty Pruitt of Sulphur Springs.
    Dick was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Ed, Ruby and David.
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