7:51 A.M. March 26, 2023: An American hero was taken into the arms of the Loving Creator of the Universe.
Isham Grover Pruitt III was perfectly designed by the Creator of the Universe for his mission in life: protector. Protector of the world. Protector of his country. Protector of people in his life.
Known as Grover, he was proud that he enlisted, instead of being drafted, in the Army in the midst of the Viet Nam War. His unusual memory made him the perfect candidate for electronic warfare. As the Cold War heated up, he, like the other soldiers in his specialty, had the mission to prevent nuclear war. At great personal sacrifice, he upheld his oath.
Post Army, he served as a letter carrier for the Titusville Post Office. He extended his protective instincts to his customers. As just one of many examples, he once found a passport another carrier had delivered to the wrong address lying in a growing pile of mail in the mailbox of a person on vacation. He knew the actual passport owner had been anxiously waiting for arrival of the document with the trip date perilously close. So he took the time to backtrack on his route in order to deliver the passport even at the expense of losing time to take lunch.
Grover loved stout German beers; castles and cathedrals; all creatures that swim or fly; history; and exploring countries. His sense of humor kept the post office supervisors on their toes and the other letter carriers in stitches.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Kay, and his niece Jennifer Clark and her two children, Teresa and Donovan.
As a result of several tours in Turkey, he acquired an expression he often quoted when leaving: Güle güle gidin:
“May you go laughing!”
And so he did, too young at age 77.
Please contact the family for information on the memorial service.