Allen Duaine Pruett, 71, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020, at his home in Slidell. The son of Edwin Duaine and Velma Lucille (True) Pruett, Duaine, was born on December 1, 1948, in Decatur, Texas.
Duaine grew up on the family dairy in Slidell, where he learned the love of the Lord, strong family ties, and a great work ethic. He was a 1967 graduate of Slidell High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Slidell. Duaine left Slidell and attended the Elkins Institute in Dallas, Texas. From there, he started his career in radio, working with several stations across many states before landing in Cincinnati at Q102, where he would remain as a radio personality for the next 20 plus years. Aside from loving his job in radio, he was an avid golfer.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lona Jean Bounds. He is survived by his remaining sister, Ava Nell Manolas of Sierra Vista, AZ, and brother, Bert Pruett of Slidell, along with two nieces and three nephews.
Duaine will be honored at a funeral service for family only at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at the First Baptist Church in Slidell officiated by Todd Stevens. At this same time, the church will be live streaming the service from “Slidell’s First Baptist Church” Facebook page for family and friends who cannot be in attendance. Serving as pallbearers for Duaine will be Tim Fletcher, Rene Pruett, Danny Pruett, Ja Bounds, Reggie Hickerson, and Bain Fortenberry. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jim Fortenberry, Leslie Fortenberry, and Lensie Pruett. Interment will follow the services in the Slidell Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, at Duaine's request, please make memorial donations to the Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department.
Services are under the direction of Coker Funeral Home in Sanger. Online condolences may be to www.cokerfuneralhome.com.Read More