Allen Duaine-Pruett-Obituary

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Allen Duaine Pruett

Sanger, Texas

Dec 1, 1948 – May 18, 2020 (Age 71)


December 1, 1948
May 18, 2020
Sanger, Texas


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Coker Funeral Home - Sanger Obituary

          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

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I was a friend of duwayne for several years in muenster me and him played a lot of golf together always showing up at the same time to play in muenster at turtle hill I always new he was a great person me and him always thought the same I never questioned what he had done in past but always knew he was a great guy without doubt

Such a great man. Saw him a couple of years ago in Cinti. Was good to see him and hear his unforgettable voice!

Sorry for your lost

I knew Allen from being on the radio in Cincinnati when my brother Joe Zerhusen began on FM radio in late 70s. Allen and I went out a few times and remained good friends til the end. I loved him dearly ❣

I was so sad to hear of Fox's passing. He was a good guy.

I first met him when he let me come down to the very small Q102 Cincinnati air studio to watch him do his show, October of 1979. I was between schools, transferring from Miami U. to the University of Cincinnati, and broadcasting was my major. I watched his show twice, and started answering the request line five months later! I positively owe him for my start and success in broadcasting, no two ways about it. A great boss and friend.

You have my deepest sympathy on your loss. I met him a few times when he came into my work. What a sweet, kind man. I hope memories of Allen bring you comfort. May his eternal rest be a peaceful one.

Coworker, friend, confidante and all-around great guy. Knowing Duaine (Jim) made me a better person. When we laughed, we laughed hard. When we cried, we cried hard. You will be missed my friend by many of us who loved you in Cincinnati. My condolences to the family. Although I never met his family, he always referred to life in Slidell. He was proud to be from there. I'm so glad he got to spend his final years on this earth in his hometown and with family.