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Robert Wayne "Pruney" McEntyre Jr.

February 27, 1934 — February 21, 2022

Robert Wayne "Pruney" McEntyre Jr.


Robert Wayne “Pruney” McEntyre Jr. age 87 of Calhoun passed away on Monday, February 21, 2022 at Advent Health Gordon.


Pruney was born on February 27, 1934 in Gordon County, GA son of the late Robert Wayne McEntyre Sr. and Angie Pearl Ray McEntyre. In addition to his parents, Pruney was also preceded in death by: his wife, Jackie Smith McEntyre; his son, Gregory Eugene McEntyre; his son-in-law, Pruitt West; and two brothers-in-law, Jerry F. Smith and Frank Walraven.


Pruney graduated from Calhoun High School and played for the 1952 State Championship Football team. He also graduated from Southern Poly Tech. Pruney served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. He later joined the local National Guard Unit HHC First Battalion 108 Armor GAANG. Prior to retirement he was self employed as a master plumber and electrician. He was owner of McEntyre Plumbing and Electricial.


Pruney is survived by his daughter, Melody McEntyre West of Calhoun, GA; five grandchildren, Corey McEntyre of Waco, TX, Robert McEntyre of Smyrna, GA, Clay West of Calhoun, GA, Tyler West of Calhoun, GA, and Kacee McEntyre Walden and her husband Tyler of Calhoun, GA; two great-grandchildren, Brently Walden and Colton Gregory Walden; three sisters-in-law, Kayanne Walraven, Nita Smith, and Diane Smith; and nieces and nephews, Jeffery Smith, Valerie Jackson, Summer Mills, George Walraven, and Grant Walraven. Many cousins also survive.


Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, February 25, 2022 at 4 PM at the Calhoun Church of Christ with Minister Frank Mills and Minister Zack Townsend officiating. Alan Holcomb will give the Eulogy. Interment will follow in Chandler Cemetery.


Pallbearers serving are Corey McEntyre, Robert McEntyre, Clay West, Tyler West, Tyler Walden, and George Walraven.


Honorary Pallbearers are Grant Walraven, Randy Jackson, Jeffrey Smith, Emory McEntyre, Clyde McEntyre, Ben McCormick, Jack McDaniel, and Stevie Robbins.


The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 24, 2022 from 4 – 7 PM at the Calhoun Church of Christ.


In addition to flowers donations in memory of Robert Wayne “Pruney” McEntyre Jr. may be made to the Calhoun Recreation Department or the Calhoun High School Athletics Department.


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