Robert Neal Pruitt

Born in St. Louis, MO on April 22, 1953

Departed on February 14, 2013 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Robert Pruitt, age 59, a Hendersonville businessman, passed away on February 14, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Ramona Pruitt; son Joshua wife Lauren and one grandson Phoenix; along with one brother and two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
Robert was an out-going, gregarious fellow with a friendly spirit, who loved discussing current events with anyone. Living in the Hendersonville area for the past 30 years, Robert spent many years in the local real estate business, including property management, and was more recently involved in providing credit card processing services to local businesses, as well as website design and hosting services. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Nashville National Cemetery. HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME 615 824-3855 hendersonvillefh.com

11 Comments to Robert Neal Pruitt

  1. Christie
    February 17, 2013 12:00 am

    Rob was a great Uncle. I will never forget the time when I was 15 and having a little bit of a rough time and he offered to let me live with him and Mona. It really meant a lot to me and made me feel so loved and cared about. I also remember him having talks with my boyfriends and telling them they had better treat me right. That let me know that He truly cared. I also remember Having heated debates with him haha. He was a great debater who knew about everything. He was extremely intelligent and always a jokester. I have many beautiful memories of him and he will always be in my heart. I love you Uncle Rob. I wish we could have seen more of each other but I’m extremely grateful for the time we did spend. You were a great person and I’m glad you were a part of my life. My thoughts and prayers are with Mona and Josh. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. Christie
    February 18, 2013 12:00 am

    One memory I wanted to add that has always made me laugh was the time he was visiting and we went all went to Tijuana. We were all shopping on avenida revolucion and we didn’t know where Rob had gone. Everyone was frantic. An hour or two later a car rolls up with the windows down, an arm hanging out and a guy with a black cowboy hat on and Calls out hey guys. it was Rob cruising through Tijuana all relaxed like nothing had happened.

  3. Richard Pruitt
    February 18, 2013 12:00 am

    Rob

    I love my brother Robert. I couldn’t have asked for a better brother. If it was necessary he truly would give the shirt off his back. He was adventurous, independent in his thinking and in the way he lived his life, and a creative and highly intelligent person. He was an outgoing man who loved people and was always willing to spend time just chatting. The way he lived, and now his passing has made me think about my own life, and has made an impact on the way I will live the rest of it. Although the time we had together went by way too fast, I cherish all the memories we have, and they will always be in my heart.

  4. Sandy
    February 18, 2013 12:00 am

    My brother Rob. I love him dearly. We didn’t visit each other often enough, didn’t call each other often enough, but the love was always there. It always will be. That’s the thing that lasts forever. He was always the practical joker. Loved to see if he could put one over on you. He loved to talk about news and current events, politics, religion….. and he loved to debate. He always felt like he had to be strong and responsible. Always in charge. But he had a soft side. He loved the local lake. He would sometimes go there to think. Just to watch the ducks and look out over the water. I remember going out on his boat with him when I visited years ago. He showed me all the little islands and rode up close to the dam. He seemed very much at home on the lake. We went to visit the Bell Witch cave, and he drove us over to Kentucky. Even earlier memories of a BBQ by the lake and a walk through the woods with him to go down to the local bait store for a bottle of soda will never leave my memory. The difficulty of saying goodbye is tempered only by the lasting love and memories and knowing what a fine, good natured, and good hearted person he is. I love you Rob. You’ll always be in my heart.

  5. Katherine Crowe
    February 19, 2013 12:00 am

    What a truly smart and funny guy! We have been talking about his spiritual journey and his deep interest of other cultures for the last few years..more so recently. Even if we disagreed, he never failed to send articles to support his argument with me! This was a shock to hear and I will truly miss him walking in, even when I thought I was the most busy. I would put whatever I was doing aside and before you know it, we would be laughing, debating and an hour would have passed.

    Good bye dear friend. I hope you are telling stories about us with the very spirits you debated about…where ever you are!

  6. Joe and Sally Meador
    February 20, 2013 12:00 am

    My husband Joe and I met Robert when we rented a storage unit at City Square Shopping Center in Hendersonville..his office was located there.. he always met us with a smile and he always enjoyed talking with us as we did with him. God bless his family, we know that he will be missed

  7. Sherri Pruitt
    February 20, 2013 12:00 am

    Rob was my big brother.. I mean oldest big brother, although he was also the biggest…, I don’t have many memories of him because he moved out to join the army when I was 8 so I didn’t grow up living with him. I remember he liked to be called Bob at one point. I remember his first car was a gold volkswagon beetle when he was a teenager. He moved out of state and we never really had a relationship through the years, but I know he was a practial joker and intelligent and liked to debate – the last two things run in the family…

    This life is meant to be experienced not just lived. We are all spiritual beings having a human experience and what we say, think and do in this life prepares us for the rest of our journey with God.

    Sorrow is a fleeting emotion but love is infinite. Memories are the legacy of love. Take comfort- those who love will be reunited in eternity. We can’t feel life’s losses without first feeling the blessings of its fullness.

    I have hope in tomorrow, faith in the everlasting, and take comfort in the love of friends and family. Where answers fail, seek prayer, find peace. May angels walk with us today and always.

    It’s hard to understand why people are taken from us, but I find comfort in knowing I was a special part of a will-lived life.

  8. Will Scheier
    February 22, 2013 12:00 am

    Rob always stood out in his business dealings from among the many vendors and service providers I engage with every day. Rob had character. It was evident in every thing he did, and his personality always made it easy to solve the day-to-day problems all of must manage our way through. You never know what a subtle effect you are having on people by the way you conduct yourself. …but it adds up. He set an example. So I just wanted to express my condolences to all who knew him far better than I and who must be sorely missing him already. May you find some peace in your best memories of him in the days ahead.

    Will Scheier

  9. Allison Cazeault
    March 8, 2013 12:00 am

    I just heard today that Robert passed away…I had noticed he hadn’t been in to visit over the last few weeks. I met Robert a year ago, he walked into my salon as we were building last February. He was extremely friendly and very supportive of my efforts. He came to visit all the time, attended my open house, and always offered advice and help to me as a new business owner. He was the very first person to support my business online by leaving me a positive review…never asking for anything in return. I think it is true that you meet people for a reason, I believe Robert walked into my salon and helped to inform me of many things I May have not been aware of, thus adding to the success of my business. He was very giving and kind person, I am saddened to hear of his passing. I wish his family my deepest condolences and also my thanks for allowing me the opportunity to have met such a wonderful person.

  10. Lynda Colter-Bergh
    April 7, 2013 12:00 am

    I just now was informed of Robert’s passing. My heart is breaking. I never met Robert, but I considered him a friend and mentor. When I started in Merchant Services, I went to LinkedIn to learn what I could. Robert took me in under his wing and showed me the ropes. He was long on patience and quick with advice and a kind word.

    He couldn’t stand meanness or hypocrisy and when he saw it, would take great pleasure in poking and prodding it until exposing it for what it was. He blessed me with personal insight and helped me make better choices in my life – not just in my business.

    I will miss you, Robert. In fact, literally minutes before finding out about your passing, I sent you an email. I know the answer. You would have said, be nice to the guy and try to see the best in him and what he’s dealing with. Help him out if you can and wish him well if you can’t. I’ll do that, Robert. You taught me well.

    To your family, I send my condolences and want them to know this side of you. I’m better for having met you.

  11. Rabi Saha
    April 7, 2013 12:00 am

    Robert, has been the Best friend and mentor for me. He always Guided me and advised me with his knowledge and philanthropic thoughts and deeds.
    I am going to miss him a lot, a sheer motivator who used to keep motivating me always.