The Pruitt Family of Vernon, Texas, is sad to announce the unexpected passing on March 20 of our son and brother, Eddie Clay Pruitt, of Champions Forest, Texas, north of Houston.Eddie is the son of Warren D. Pruitt (deceased) and Robbielyn Barker Pruitt of Vernon. He is survived by his mother, his brother Russell Pruitt (of Newport Beach, CA), his sister Susan Rader (of Meadowlakes, Texas, near Marble Falls), and the love of his life, Deborah Jaehne (of Houston), as well as the families of his nephews Chris and Albree Rader with their children Charlie and Nora (of Boston, MA) and David and Sarah Rader with their children Warren and Betty (of Fort Worth, TX).Dr. Pruitt graduated from Vernon High School in 1973 and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, followed by his DDS degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. He also received a Masters in Dentistry, which is achieved by only two percent of dentists in the nation. He practiced dentistry in Champions Forest until his death.Funeral services for Dr. Pruitt will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, March 25, at the First Baptist Church of Vernon (2003 Fannin Street). Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Sullivan Funeral Home (1801 Houston Street).Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.