HULL - James M. Pridgen Jr., 80, passed away Monday, December 10, 2012, at his residence.
A native of Royston, he was born February 19, 1932, the son of late James and Thelma Pridgen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Pridgen; and a daughter, Pamela Findley.
Mr. Pridgen served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. He retired after 40 years as a Cotton States insurance agent and owner of Pridgen Farm on Ginns Pool Road in Royston.
He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Survivors include three sons, Wayne Pridgen (Jan Pridgen), Royston, Bruce Pridgen, Elberton, and Glen Pridgen (Greta Pridgen), Winterville; son-in-law, Donnie L. Findley; special friend, Dot Crook, five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, at the Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Redwine United Methodist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Pruitt Funeral Home from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 11.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shepherd Center Foundation, 2020 Peachtree Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.pruittfhroyston.com.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.