Pastor Dwight Allen Pruitt
A Beloved Husband, Father, Servant, & Friend
Dwight Allen Pruitt was the second child born to the late Eural and Lois Lee Pruitt on November 24, 1961 in Dayton, Texas.
Dwight was heavily influenced by his maternal grandmother, Vester Lee Earls. She ushered him into his spirituality and he accepted Christ at an early age at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He started working out his soul's salvation by being a member of both the Junior Choir and Usher Board.
Dwight attended public schools in Dayton and graduated from Dayton High School in 1980.
In the early 1990's, Dwight accepted his calling from God to go into the ministry. Dwight began to grow in the ministry at Good Samaritan Missionary Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. Then, Dwight returned home to Dayton and attended St. Miles Missionary Baptist Church. It was there he preached his first sermon. While at St. Miles, he implemented an AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), NA (Narcotics Anonymous) programs and still today they are still serving the community. During this time, he also started a prison outreach program. He became an ordained minister while attending Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Soon after, Rev. Pruitt was called to pastor St. Miles Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Pruitt acquired a Bachelor of Theology from the United Christian Theological Institution in Houston, Texas in 2004. Along with pastoring his flock, Pastor Pruitt was know as a community advocate. He served the City of Dayton as a Councilman. He was a member of the Liberty County Hospital District Board, the Dayton Community Development Center, and the City of Dayton Park Board. Pastor Pruitt also served in different capacities at the Liberty County Courthouse for numerous years. Dwight worked diligently and retired from the Liberty County Appraisal District, where he truly found his niche in helping people. Pastor Dwight Allen Pruitt will be forever, the honorary "Mayor of Lowoods". He was truly a civic minded person who definitely made a positive contribution to the community and to Liberty County at large.
Pastor Pruitt passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife, Liz at his side on the 23rd of February, 2023.
****Please have all Floral Arrangement Delivered To St. Miles Baptist Church on Thursday, March 2, 2023****
Thursday, March 2, 2023
Visitation & Memorial Service: 4-8 PM
St. Miles Baptist Church
120 E Main Hwy 90
Ames, Texas 77575
Friday, March 3, 2023
Celebration of Life Service: 10:00 AM
Dayton Community Center
801 S. Cleveland St.
Dayton, Texas 77535