Hobert L. Prunty

The Rev. Hobert Lee Prunty, 87, of Vienna passed away June 23, 2014, in West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born March 26, 1927, in Orton, a son of the late Minter G. and Viola Mae Heckart Prunty.

Hobert graduated from Troy High School, Glenville State College and United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He was a World War II veteran serving in the US. Army as military police in the European Theater. Hobert was a retired Methodist minister serving churches in Illinois and West Virginia. He attended The Salvation Army Church and taught Sunday school and Bible study and also taught junior high for 11 years in West Virginia.

He is survived by his second wife, Winoma Spurgeon; two sons, Jeremiah Prunty, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Kenna Prunty (Sandy), of Ft. Mills, S.C.; two brothers, Minter G. Jr., of Middlefield, Ohio, and Ronald Prunty, of Hadley, Mass; two sisters, Mary Dutton, of Austinburg, Ohio, and Marie Harasyn, of Camden, S.C.; grandchildren, Zachary Prunty, Jason Prunty and Tonya Hart; and great-grandchildren, Emily, Natlie and Abigal Prunty.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Marie Jones Prunty; five brothers, Gail, Ardith, Otho, Donald and Richard; three sisters, Gwendolyn Stout, Evelyn Cooper and Maxine McCullough; and an infant sister, Minoka Prunty.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 27, at 11 a.m. at Wayside United Methodist Church, Vienna, with the Rev. Harold Slate officiating, with burial to follow in Jones Cemetery at Walton. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 15. Visitation will be at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave. in Vienna Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the services Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 534 Fifth St., Parkersburg, WV 26101, in memory of Hobert. Condolences may be sent online to