George Pruett '51
December 3, 2020 3:48 PM
updated: December 3, 2020 4:11 PM
George Richard Pruett
February 20, 1929 - November 17, 2020
George Richard, age 91, was taken to heaven on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, in Plano, Texas, to see his Maker and reunite with his true love and many friends and family that have gone before. We are sure he is enjoying every minute of his eternal home. A graveside
service will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at Restland Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to attend at 1:00pm.
He is preceded in death by his devoted wife, Ella Pruett; parents, Hubert and Sylvia Pruett; brother, Wilford Pruett; and son-in-law, Michael Maier. George is survived by children, Nancy and Dennis Schulze, Gwendolyn Maier, Dianne and Curtis Neel, Joan and
Craig Hogan; grandchildren Elaine and Darren, Denise and Jay, Andy and Christi, Jody, Allen, Corey and Katherine, Christian and Tracy; great grandchildren Oliver, Avery, Miles, Audrey, and Chloe; sister Mary Woodard; and numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces and
Because George always had a heart for missions, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Texas Baptist Men, a division of Baptist General Convention of Texas. (https://www.tbmtx.org/)
George Pruett was born on February 20, 1929, in Plainview, Texas. He was one of three children born to Hubert and Sylvia Pruett. While in college at Texas A&M, he met his wife on a blind date. He was married to Ella for more than 65 years. Together they raised
four girls and made sure each daughter knew the importance of faith. He was a long time deacon of First Baptist Church, Richardson, and also enjoyed “adopting” youth as they went on mission trips, helping senior adults with computer skills, hosting numerous
youth swim parties at his home, going on mission trips to South Texas, singing with the Goldenaires, and many other activities. He believed in giving back, not only monetarily, but also of himself.
George was a man of many interests. As most everyone knows, he was a proud Aggie, and hated Aggie jokes. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, pecan tree grafting, horses, bee keeping, and dog training. Outdoors was just about his favorite place to be. He also loved
doing fun things with his family. He coached softball, took his family on lots of vacations, and made sure extended family members were always a part of his life. He enjoyed cooking burgers and briskets for just about any occasion. His family spent many happy
days swimming, eating grilled burgers, and enjoying the family or friends that joined them. In the last few years, he enjoyed art classes and surprised us all by his new-found hobby.
George was also a well-respected physicist at Texas Instruments where he worked for many years. He did research and development in the area of infrared. Because of his work and the work of his colleagues, military night vision goggles and missile scanners were
developed. During his career he received many awards for his hard work and diligence in this field.
George will be lovingly remembered as Father, Grandfather, Great- Grandfather, Uncle and Friend. He loved us, encouraged us, and taught us the value of hard work. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.