James Wilmot Prugh

March 21, 1940 ~ September 25, 2015 (age 75)

James Wilmot Prugh

James Wilmot Prugh, 75, of Buckhead, Georgia, passed away after a long decline from a series of strokes on September 25, 2015. James was born to Ethel Wilmot Prugh and James Prugh in Chicago, Illinois and moved at a young age to Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in psychology and history and worked for Centers for Disease Control as a public health advisor specializing in sexually transmitted diseases.  He also trained as a young man in Parris Island and served in the Marine Corps Reserves.  He and his wife Susan were married for forty years and lived in Florida, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Ohio.  Jim retired in 2000 to Buckhead where he and Susan enjoyed their farm.

In addition to his wife, Susan, he leaves a sister Mary (James), in Wisconsin, and a daughter Callie (Brian) in Arkansas and a daughter Elizabeth (Greg) in New York State.  He was very proud of his granddaughter Emma and her fiance Michael Coulter, and his grandson Daniel, all of Arkansas.

James had a dry sense of humor and enjoyed swimming, nature and Clint Eastwood movies.  He relished amazing his wife with his unique dance moves to Motown music.

James enjoyed singing in the choir of his beloved church and requests any memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, P O Box 216, Greensboro, GA 30642, in lieu of flowers.  Special thanks go to friends and staff at Madison Senior Center and Eatonton Health and Rehabilitation Center for their special love and care.

Memorial Service will be held at Broad Street Campus, First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, Georgia 30642 on Sunday, October 4 at 1:30 pm. with Rev. Mike Morgan officiating.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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