Lanier Pruitt, 58, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 21, 2013.
Born in Atlanta, he was the son of the late Talmadge and Addie Lee Pruitt.
His brother, James Pruitt; sisters, Rita and Barbara Pruitt; and granddaughter, Brittany Lauren Pruitt, preceded him in death.
Lanier attended Milton High School and worked in the grocery business and the Forsyth County Board of Education in the transportation department where he became the special needs supervisor and was in fleet maintenance for the last 13 years.
He was an active member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church.
Lanier was an avid golfer and he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 41 years, Peggy Gilbert Pruitt of Dawsonville; sons, Danny and Amanda Pruitt and Wesley and Laura Pruitt of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Taylor, Tatum, Trey, Elijah and Lillian Pruitt, Sam, Joey and Wesley Johnsey, all of Dawsonville, Ryan Davis and family, Blake, Alicia and Bailey of Braselton, Karen Loraine of Clarkesville; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Jan. 24 in the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home with Bekki Dinsmore and Jason Glaze officiating. Interment followed at Lake Forest Cemetery in Jasper.
In lieu of flowers, donations were requested made to the Boiling Springs Cemetery Fund, c/o Pat Gagen, 5060 Burruss Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30041.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.