Carlton Wayne Pruitt Jr.


Mr. Carlton Wayne Pruitt Jr., 72, of Tangier Island, passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, at home with his family by his side.

Born on Sept. 30, 1947, he was a son of the late Carlton W. and Grace Thelma Pruitt.
Carlton, known to everyone by “Cart” or “Cartie,” came to know the Lord in the year 2000 in the Methodist Church. He loved his church, where he served as usher and was a member of the Men’s Prayer Band.

Cart was a lifelong waterman and loved the water. He worked for Vane Brothers for 12 years and also for Stuart Transportation. In his latter years, he attended to the crab house of his friend and neighbor, Andy. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was such a kind and loving person.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nadine Ruth Pruitt, of Tangier; his faithful son, Gary Wayne Pruitt, of Tangier; his granddaughters, who called him “Pop,” Layah, Ava, and Ella Pruitt; brothers, Richard Pruitt, of Tangier, and Johnny Pruitt, of Princess Anne, Md.; sister, Rose Sharpless, of Painter; a special nephew, Nathan; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Elwood Pruitt, Bill Pruitt, Fred Pruitt, and Gary Pruitt.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, at Swain Memorial United Methodist Church on Tangier, at 1 p.m. Pastor Chuck Parks, Denny Crockett, and Elder Duane Crockett will officiate the service. Urn interment will follow in Swain Church Cemetery.

A special boat for funeral passengers will be leaving the Crisfield City Dock on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Tangier Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 239, Tangier Island, VA 23440.

Arrangements are in the care of Bradshaw & Sons Funeral Home.

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