William “Bill”   Justin  Pruet

William “Bill” Justin Pruet, 59, passed July 11, 2020 at his home in Shelby.

No services are planned at this time.

Bill was born Nov. 2, 1960 to Bennett and Hazel Pruet at the Ramey Air Force Base in Puerto Rico. He attended school in Albany, Ga. and graduated from Albany High School in 1978. Bill went to work in manufacturing and heavy equipment operating. He worked at the Crossroads Corrections Center and many years for the Toole County Road Department.

Bill was a member of several music bands including Deuce Coupe, Up North, Hot Flash & The Chrome Domes, and Pink Cadillac. Along with playing his guitar he was an avid reader especially westerns and James Patterson novels. Bill was passionate about teaching children and loved spending time in the mountains fishing and hunting. He had an “electric” soul, vibrant, friendly, outgoing, and talked to everyone. Bill’s smile was infectious!

Survivors include mother, Hazel “Boots” Franzen, of Shelby; children, Jai (Robin) Christensen of Cleveland, Tenn., Cam Gray of Billings, Karina Pruet and Ashlie Potter both of Shelby, Sarah (Mike) Kober and Jay Shepherd both of Spokane, Wash.; grandchildren, Annika and Eliza Gray both of Billings, Riff Edwards of Shelby, Tracen, Marcus, and Leeland Christensen all of Cleveland, Tenn., Abigail and Oakley Kober both of Spokane, Wash.; sisters, Leslie Godleski of Shelby, Kathy (Pete) McDonald of Birmingham, Ala., Susan Newsome of Leesburg, Ga., and Sandy (Ray) Towe of Cumming, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews who miss him terribly.

He is preceded in death by his father and sister, Debra Pruet.

Condolences can be made to Bill’s memorial page at www.asperfh.com.