Thetis Olen Pruiett – April 7, 2012

Thetis Olen Pruiett, 88, of Borger died Saturday, April 7, 2012, in Amarillo.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Gateway Baptist Church in Borger. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers in Amarillo, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Thetis Pruiett, often known as Peanut or Slim, was born on July 30, 1923, in Douglas County, Mo. (near Ava) to Ebb and Cordie Pruiett. Peanut was the oldest of eight children and attended Breedon School. He left school at an early age to help his parents tend to the family farm and raise his siblings.
In the early 1940s, he followed his Aunt Esther and Uncle Jack to Sanford and found work at the United Carbon Black plant in Borger. It was there Peanut met Nova Jo Newman and they were married on Jan. 26, 1945. The marriage produced two children, Linda Jo and Terry Thomas.
After Peanut left the carbon black plant, he worked in the Borger oilfields for the next 33 years. Family vacations were spent traveling to Ava and visiting his parents and siblings. He was a devoted family man and enjoyed any activity that involved spending time with his loved ones: camping, boating, water skiing and motorcycling.
Following the death of Nova, Peanut moved back to Ava in 1995 to help his aging parents. Eight years later, he married his childhood sweetheart, Huba Stephens, on March 26, 2003. This marriage added Becky and Beverly and their families to his family circle. In 2005, Peanut and Huba moved to Borger, where they remained until his declining health took them to Amarillo to be closer to his daughter and son.
Peanut passed away surrounded by those he loved and treasured – and those who loved and treasured him.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nova; his parents, Ebb and Cordie; a brother, Marvin; Uncle Jack and several extended family members.

Survivors include his wife Huba of the home; a son, Terry and wife Cathy of Amarillo; three daughters, Linda and husband Wayne of Amarillo, Becky and husband Howard of Lovespark, Ill., and Beverly and husband Floyd of LeClaire, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Pudge and Johnny; four sisters, Mae, Sylvia, Goldia and Lou; Aunt Esther; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Luke 12:34

6 Responses to “Thetis Olen Pruiett – April 7, 2012”

  1. Madalyn Carol Trull says:

    Uncle Thetis was an exceptional man that lived his life with constitution of right & wrong; believing in the Lord. A family man that enjoyed life’s best inspirations. He will walk with the Lords Best. Your loving niece………Carol

  2. Sue Pruiett says:

    Thetis was a wonderful brother-in-law. We had some great family times together. He is in Heaven now with Nova, his Mother, Dad, & brother Marvin. Your sister-in-law………Sue

  3. Roy E. Morriss says:

    My condolences to Terry Hippy and the family in their loss.

  4. Bobby Cardwell says:

    Terry and family. So sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a great man and still is. Your family will be kept in our prayers. If there is anything I can do for you in this time of need, just call and I will be there. Bobby Cardwell

  5. Sue Lucrezi says:

    Peanut was such a kind man with a smile that lit up the room. Our condolences to his family.
    Sue, Fred, and Anthony

  6. Adam and Darcy Nidey says:

    Grandma Huba and Family-
    So, so sorry to hear of Thetis’ passing. We will be thinking of you all tomorrow and praying for the healing of your hearts.

    Love,
    Adam, Darcy, Evan and Lauren

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