Thomas Coe Pruitt Jr.


Mr. Thomas Coe Pruitt Jr., 66, a resident of Melfa, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at his residence. A native of Wachapreague, he was the son of the late Thomas C. Pruitt and the late LaBelle Sturgis Pruitt Tyndall. Tommy was a retired master electrician, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran and in his younger years worked on Ray Parker’s party boat.

Tommy is survived by his companion of 16 years, Brenda Lee Johnson; two daughters, Adrianna Pruitt, of Melfa, and Anndrea Pruitt Rodriguez, of Melfa; one son, Andrew Pruitt, of Bayview; one brother, Keith Pruitt, of Exmore; and his grandson, Carter Rodriguez.

A celebration of life service will be conducted Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Pungoteague Community Church, with the Rev. Bobby Carroll Huether officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SPCA Eastern Shore Inc., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418, or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-0163.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.
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