John Prunty Jr.

Obituary of John Prunty Jr.

John Prunty, Jr., 92, of Mill Fall Passed away peacefully Friday, January 19, 2024 at Louis A. Johnson Medical Center in Clarksburg, WV. He was born October 14, 1931 in Everson West Virginia, the son of the late John Prunty, Sr. and Thelma (Saunders) Prunty. He was the husband of Margie Lee Jones Prunty, his best friend and love of his life. They were married November 26, 1960 at Everson Baptist Church. They were happily married for 63 years. John was a proud, strong, and independent man who dedicated his life to his wife and children. He was a Baptist by faith and attended Monongah High School. He volunteered to serve his country in 1951 and was a corporal in the US Army under the 45th Combat Infantry Division 279 during the Korean War. He was very proud of his military involvement and his country. John was also a member of the local VFW #629, Acacia Lodge, #157 AF and AM, Scottish Rite 32nd degree and Osiris Shrine. John owned and operated Lee Equipment Repair (hydraulic shop) for many years in Fairmont, WV until he retired at the age of 78. John was a good husband and a wonderful dad and grandpa. He was a jack of all trades. From electrical work, Sheet-metal work, Furnace repair, mechanic, and even being a barber for friends and family. He loved being outdoors working. He enjoyed all the aspects of farming. Raising cattle, chickens and pigs, bailing hay, gardening, canning, and butchering what he raised. His wife and children were also included in the process. He loved to make meatballs and their specialty vegetable soup. John was proud that they made 10 gallons at a time, which was enough for all the children to take a pan home. He also loved going to his camp at Big Bear Lake and hosting birthday parties and New Year’s Eve parties. He also enjoyed listening to classic country music and hymns. He was always there to welcome you into the Prunty household. John is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Margie Lee (Jones) Prunty. He is also survived by three sons: John Prunty III (Geneva), Michael Prunty (Diane), and David Prunty, two daughters: Deborah Poluck (Louis), and Tamra Ice (Todd), 10 grandchildren: Eric Poluck, Todd (Kirstin) Poluck, Derek Prunty, Kelsey Prunty, Zachary Prunty, Izak Prunty, Travis (Tina) Wolfe, Jennifer (Michael) Smith, Christopher Wilson, and Sam Wilson, Six great-grandchildren: Braydon Prunty, Josie Poluck, Greyson Wolfe, and Bridget, Margaret, and Bernadette Smith. John is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews, along with his aunt, Kathleen (Lee) Bissett. In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his brother, Henry “Doc” Prunty, and three sisters, Gene Nuzum (Earl), Betty Jefferies (Jack), and Paulette Church (Don). Arrangements have been entrusted to Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont, WV 26554. Friends may be received on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 from 2p.m. until 8p.m. and on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 10a.m. until 11a.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 11a.m. with Reverand Robert Tennant officiating. A service of committal will be held in the Grandview Memorial Gardens in Fairmont. Full military funeral honors will be held at graveside. Masonic ritualistic services will be conducted by the Acacia Lodge #157 AF & AM. Online condolences may be made to the family at