VINTON, Va. — Vaughn lost
his battle with a lung
disease, on Sunday, February 23,
He was born March 15, 1940 in Leckie, WV. He is survived by his
wife, Nancy; of 48 years;
son, James (Jim) Pruitt (Terri); grandchildren:
Landon, Tyler and Sophie Pruitt, Paige Barr, of Tomball, TX; and Morgan
Lavender of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Lavonne (Sis) Pruitt of Vinton, VA;
sisters, Billy Kay Middleton, Vinton, and Mari Lou King (Randy),
Versailles, FL; brothers, Charles Pruitt (Brenda) Newport News, VA; Jack
Parish (Barbara) Dublin, VA; Tom Parish (Ellen) Anawalt, WV; and Mike
Pruitt (Rae), Hilliard, FL; step-mother, Betty Pruitt, Tampa, FL; and
many, many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and a huge extended family
He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Clyde Parish; father, Vance
Pruitt; sisters, Sylvia Ray and Theresa Feazell; brother, Daniel Ray
Parish; and step-father, Bill Parish.
Vaughn Dean loved people and also had a great love for music. His bands
“Just Country” and “Cross Country” played throughout the Roanoke and
surrounding areas through the years. He most enjoyed getting together
with family and friends who also had musical talents and doing a lot of
“picking and grinning”. God truly blessed him with a very special voice.
Friends may call on Wednesday, February 26, at Cravens-Shires Funeral
Home, Bluewell, WV from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Funeral service conducted on
Wednesday at 7:00 P.M., with Pastor Mike Coleman officiating. A second
visitation will be conducted on Thursday at the Green Cove Missionary
Baptist Church, February 27, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. Burial will
follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to either:
Boyds Chapel Methodist Church, PO BX 385, Anawalt, WV 24808; or Green
Cove Missionary Baptist Church, 31024 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Damascus, VA
Online condolences will be accepted at
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell),
Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.