James S. Pruitt


Mr. James (Jim) S. Pruitt, affectionately known as “Pick,” 78, of Crisfield, Md., and formerly of Tangier Island, died Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home.

Born on Tangier Island Sept. 14, 1941, he was a son of the late Charles and Minnie Dise Pruitt.  He had been making his home in Crisfield since 1990.

He was a tug boat captain for 32 years, retiring from Express Marine, and was a member of Somerset Free Methodist Church in Crisfield. He loved being on the water and enjoyed boating and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of almost 30 years, Darlene McMann Pruitt, of Crisfield; two daughters, Jackie Brownlie and husband, Bob, of Accomac, and Sandra Pruitt, of northern Virginia; two stepchildren, Russell Nelson and wife, Lisa, of Glen Allen, Va., and Michele Fahrm and husband, Ed, of Bria, Ohio; a brother, Fred Pruitt and wife, Eugena, of Tangier; ten grandchildren, Melissa Coffin, Rachel Forrest, Christina Freeze, Zachary Pruitt, Robbie Brownlie, Adam Fahrm, Benjamin Fahrm, Nathan Fahrm, Jason Nelson and Trever Nelson; five great-grandchildren, Rourke, Walker, Wynter, Mallory, and Abigail; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Stewart Edward Pruitt; three sisters, Docia, Cecile, and Mary Frances; three brothers, Orville, Eugene, and Jack; and a great-granddaughter, Camryn Reese Coffin.

A graveside funeral service was held Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Sunnyridge Memorial Park in Crisfield with Pastor Jim Evans officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802-1733.

Arrangements are in the care of Bradshaw & Sons Funeral Home, 306 W. Main Street, Crisfield, MD 21817.

To send condolences, please visit    www.bradshawandsonsfuneralhome.com

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