Lawrence Bevy Pruett, 91, Passed Away Peacefully at Cape Canaveral Hospital
By Space Coast Daily // March 7, 2021
Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, co-founded Maritime Dynamics
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Lawrence (Larry) Bevy Pruett passed away peacefully March 2, 2021, at Cape Canaveral Hospital with his family at his side.
Larry was born in Boise, Idaho on May 18, 1929, and was the youngest of 10 children. He was a Chemical Engineering major at Oregon State University where he was also a linebacker on the football team.
After college, Larry served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his military service, he accepted a position with Aerojet General Corporation in Azusa, CA.
Aerojet transferred their new test engineer to support the growing launch business at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where he was promoted to Aerojet Launch Operations Director.
Larry met Barbara Alia Carr on a blind date in 1957 and they were married at St. David’s By-The-Sea Episcopal Church in Cocoa Beach in 1958.
Aerojet promoted Larry to Engineering Director in 1962 and relocated his new family back to California. In the mid-’70s, Larry co-founded a company called Maritime Dynamics to merge aerodynamic and hydrodynamic sciences in the design and development of high-speed ships for the U.S. Navy.
Larry spent the last decade of his career with Lockheed Martin managing several national security programs for U.S. Government customers. Larry loved golf, boats, fishing, raising and training show dogs, antique car restoration and dancing with Barbara, especially to Chubby Checker’s 1960 hit; “The Twist.”
Larry is survived by his son, Kevin, and daughter-in-law, Jenny of Cocoa Beach. Larry was preceded in death by his wife Barbara (ne’e Carr), father Bevy (Ben), mother Olive (ne’e Fackrell), and seven sisters Lillian, Irene, Jessie, Eva, Bessie, Erma, Shirley and his two brothers Eugene and Lester.
Services will be held at Club Zion Community Church in Cocoa Beach on Wednesday, March 10, at 11:30 a.m. A graveside service will follow.
You may sign Mr. Pruett’s guest book at BeckmanWilliamson.com