James C. Prunty, 79, of Marissa, IL; born March 15, 1932 in Fairmont, VA; died on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at his residence.
Mr. Prunty graduated from the University of Notre Dame as a Mechanical Engineer and was employed by Joy Manufacturing Company, Bethlehem Steel and Tabor Machine. He served in the United States Army in Germany.
Jim was an ardent golfer and after retirement worked as a Marshall at Stonewolf Golf Course and The Orchards Golf Course, proud to admit to shooting his age 133 times. He was also a member of the Marissa Recreation Area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall E. and Genevieve, nee Clevenger, Prunty. One brother, Marshall E. Prunty, Jr. of Evanston, IL.
Surviving are his wife Carol, nee Leinecke, Prunty whom he married on December 5, 1990. Three children – Raymond “Benjie” (Lucy) Prunty of Jenkins, KY; Dr. Marshall “Eddie” (Melinda) Prunty of Belton, KY; Scarlet Sexton of Cadiz, KY. Eight grandchildren – Jamie R. Prunty of Jacksonville, TX; Ricca (Randal) Browning of Lexington, KY; Tasha (Daniel) Hammond of Lawrenceburg, KY; Tawney (Cody) Willoughby of Killin, AL; Chistin Baker of Lawrenceburg, KY; Kaci Prunty of Lexington, KY; Lindsay (Marc) Searcy of Calhoun, KY; Hillary (Kyle) Martin of Owensboro, KY. Four great grandchildren – Will Searcy; Genevieve “Evie” Searcy; Anabel Hammond; Paxton Browning. One stepson – Mark (Anita) Schneidewind of Joliet, IL. One step grandson – Dr. Michael Schneidewind of Danville, IL. One brother – Dr. Michael (Nancy) Prunty of Lexington, KY. One sister-in-law – Mary Sheridan of Evanston, IL. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Southern Illinois Hospice or to the donors’ choice.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Sunday, January 29, 2012 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Monday, January 30, 2012 from 10:00am to 10:30am.
Funeral: Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 11:00am with Father James Nall officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 2:00pm.