Marvin Pruett

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Marvin L. Pruett, 83, of Belleville, IL, born February 7, 1937, in Peoria, IL, died Sunday, January 3, 2021, at his residence.

Mr. Pruett had a passion for fast cars and was the owner and operator of Marv’s Auto Service, Marv’s Race Place, and Marv’s Scooter Place. He was a lifetime member of the Allied Auto Racing Association. He was a member of the Mascoutah Moose Lodge #815 and a parishioner of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Mary, nee Smail, Pruett; three brothers, Lewis Pruett, Ralph (Bobbie) Pruett, and Larry Pruett; and a sister, Rosemary (Mac) Sloane.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Alvina, nee Schilling, Pruett, whom he married on September 9, 1959;
a daughter, Barbara Sue Will of Belleville, IL;
a granddaughter, Stephanie McCall;
three great-grandchildren, Breanna Santel, Bailey McCall, and Braxton McCall;
two sisters-in-law, Juanita Pruett and Sally Pruett;
and his Goddaughter, Jennifer (Reid) McClain.

He is taking his final checkered flag to the raceway to Heaven.

Memorials may be made to Family Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

 Funeral: A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Elmwood Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.

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15 Comments on Marvin Pruett

Carla Poser said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2021 at 12:22 PM

Alvina my deepest sympathy to you and family. Carl met Marv at heaven's gate and I know they are sharing all kinds of racing stories. It is so difficult. I know we will be united with our loves in God's time. Until then

  • Cornelia
  • GA
RANDY LUGGE said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2021 at 9:02 AM

BARB SO SORRY TO HERE ABOUT YOUR FATHER WHAT A GREAT GUY THE LUGGE FAMILY

  • BELLEVILLE
  • IL
Marietta Santel said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 8:06 PM

Alvina, Breanna and all the family, please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Marvin.

  • New Memphis
  • IL
Terry Young said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 11:08 AM

To Alvina and Family with sympathy. May your memories of the wonderful times shared with Marv comfort you today and always. I will always remember his sense of humor and laughs shared when he would come to pick up a load of tires. We will hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Springfield
  • IL
Elaine Hanradt said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 10:20 PM

Alvina and Barbie My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Marvin was always a joke teller and full of laughter. I will never forget all the times he drove around the block and stopped just to make us smile. We all know he's in heaven racing and will always watch over you.

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Mary Ann Hoffman said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 6:13 PM

Our deepest sympathy from the Hoffman Family. he will sadly be missed .

  • Collinsville
  • IL
Erma Dotson) Hoppin said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 1:48 PM

I’m sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing.. we were all family growing up.. He was always friendly, laughing and playing jokes. Growing up, us the kids were like brothers and sisters...years take their toll. Miss all the good old days....Erma

  • Morton
  • Il
Annette Bertelsman Hente said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 11:57 AM

Alvina and Barbie...Mom and I send our greatest condolences with the passing of Marv. You three paid a big part of my mom's youth as well as mine. So many memories....too many to list here. Hugs to you all and know that so many stories from my mom as a teenager or my youth end up having you guys mentioned somewhere in it. You all are special to us.

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Kelly Carron said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 11:17 AM

Alvina, Barb and everyone- l was greatly saddened to hear of Marv's passing. He was an awesome spouse, father, grandfather , great grandfather and Godfather. He set a wonderful example by working hard and playing harder. I know you kept him in line, Al. He lives on through you now, and he was a winner. Please accept my condolences and know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Teresa Smith said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 11:03 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Marv's passing. I have known you two for a long time. Yes, the love of cars is in our DNA! (Al Shaedler's daughter) Teresa

  • Swansea
  • IL
Ron and Ruth Knerrer said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 10:48 AM

Alvina, sorry for your loss many memories are in our hearts. We will never forget. May god bless you and give you hugs from all of us. 99K racing. Ron,Ruth and Dustin.

  • O Fallon
  • IL
William J. McKean said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 5:51 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of Marv's passing. Sending comforting and healing vibes your way. 🕊️

  • Belleville
  • IL
Colleen (Dotson) Starkey said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 3:57 AM

Deepest sympathy to you and your family. Marvin was a very friendly and kind person. Always enjoyed his sense of humor. Thoughts and prayers.

  • Roxana
  • Ill
Colleen (Dotson) Starkey said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 9:24 PM

My deepest sympathy to you and the family. Marvin was a kind person and I always enjoyed his sense of humor. Thoughts and prayers.

  • Roxana
  • Ill
Joe & Kathleen Davis said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 10:55 AM

Alvina, Sorry to learn of Marvin's passing. May God be with you & your family. All of you are in our prayers.

  • Linwood
  • Kansas

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