As I recall, the guy Pride murdered was from out of town and they were playing cards. I'm not sure how long Pride was in prison.
Homer Gene survived.
As far as legitimate jobs, Dewitt was quoted in the paper one time saying he was a professional gambler. My daddy was quite a card player and was was at a game on night and Dewitt showed up. Daddy said he was nopt impressed with Dewitt's card playing skills. Dewitt just made huge bets and scared everybody else out o fth game.