Jimmy V. Pruett peacefully entered Heaven’s gates on October 22 2022 at the age of 87. He was
born in Cord, Arkansas March 15, 1935 to W.C. and Ruth Parr Pruett. Jim spent his childhood
years in the Cord area working at the family sawmill playing baseball in the summers and
basketball in high school. Jim graduated from Cord High School in 1952. Following graduation
he attended business college in Memphis, TN. Jim had a strong work ethic. He spent his life
working as a businessman and built a career working in sales and marketing. After retirement he
could always be found puttering in his shop or in the yard.
He was a dedicated Christian. His first love was to his Heavenly Father. He was always ready to
share his love of the Lord with others; whether it be a sermon preached from a pulpit, teaching a
Sunday school class or talking to his family on a Saturday afternoon.
He was a loving and generous husband, father and grandfather to his family. He greeted
everyone with a “Smile, Jesus loves you!” and would always leave you with a joke and a smile.
He loved and was loved deeply. He will be greatly missed.
He was the youngest of 5 children that all preceded him in death; one sister, Iantha Anderson;
three brothers, Virgil, Pat and Don Pruett.
He is survived by his wife and the love of his life for 65 years, Virginia Young Pruett of the
home; his “favorite son,” Eddie Pruett (Tami) of Batesville; his “favorite daughter,” Karla
Giacinti (David) of Fort Smith. He was blessed with nine grandchildren, twenty great-
grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in the Oaklawn Cemetery
at Batesville with T.M. Young officiating.
Arrangements by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Pruett, Tyler Pruett, Sawyer Dowell, Drew Giacinti, Todd Price and