Funeral service were held Saturday, Oct. 15, at Rost Home McMurtrey Chapel, Mountain Home. Burial followed at Glenns Rest Cemetery, Glenns Ferry, Idaho. Arrangements were under the direction of Rost Funeral Home.
Bill was born March 25, 1936 in Bliss, to Henry and Elva Pruett. He was grew up in the Bliss, King Hill and Glenns Ferry area where he attended school and graduated from Glenns Ferry High School.
Bill married Margaret Trail on Jan. 27, 1956, in Mountain Home.
After they were married he farmed then later began a career in iron working.
In 1968, he moved to Pasadena Valley where they purchased the Hap Woodward place where they raised cattle and horses and farmed grain, sugar beets and hay. In 1974, he moved to the Half Moon Ranch on Cold Springs Creek. There he raised cattle that grazed from Cold Springs to Bennett Mountain. Ranching and branding was a way of life where his family and friends would work together and share stories.
Later he moved back to Pasadena Valley on the Daniels/Carnahan Place where he continued to raise and breed Two-Eye Jack quarter horses. Bill finished out his career in iron working for a short period of time.
His most enjoyment in life consisted of ranching, being a cowboy, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, golfing and he enjoyed listening to country music, his family said.
He was also active in the local Iron Workers Union.
Bill is survived by: his three daughters, Sheri Lisle and her husband, Jack, Peggy Campbell and her husband, Dan, and Janet Martinek and her husband, Jim; two sons; Mike Pruett and his wife, Sheri, and Dennis Pruett and his wife, Michelle; four brothers, Ken, Marvin and his wife, Deanna, and H.B and his wife, Rena, and Jack and his wife, Chella; three sisters, Lu Johnson, Romona Lindsay and her husband, Bruce, and Juanita Wisdom and her husband, Lee; his first wife, Margaret Reynolds, and his second wife, Cathy; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant son, David Lynn, one sister, Betty, and three brothers, Curtis, Delbert and Melvin.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Glenns Ferry Ag/Science Department, c/o Bill Pruett, 639 N. Bannock, Glenns Ferry, ID 83623