Vicki Kay Pruett

vicki pruett

January 4, 1949 ~ February 14, 2023

Born in: Commanche, TX
Resided in: Arlington, TX

PRUETT, Vicki It is with heartbreak that we announce the passing of Vicki Kay Pruett on February 14th, 2023. Services: The family is receiving visitors Thursday evening, February 23rd from 6pm to 8pm at Wade Family Funeral Home in Arlington, Texas. There will be a memorial service Friday, February 24th, at 11am also at Wade Funeral Home in Arlington, Texas with an interment immediately following at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Colleyville, Texas.

Vicki was born on January 4, 1949 in Comanche, Texas, and was daughter to Robert Eugene Henninges and Patsy Lou White Henninges. Vicki graduated from East Texas State University in 1970 where she was celebrated as Homecoming Queen, ‘All School Favorite’, a member of Kappa Alpha sorority, and was head cheerleader for ETSU. She married her college sweetheart and beloved husband, Scottie Doyle Pruett, on March 25th, 1972. Vicki worked as an elementary school teacher for 12 years for the Fort Worth ISD and Birdville ISD, where she was able to combine her passion for physical education and motivating children to succeed. In 1982, the Pruett’s moved to South Arlington where they built their family home and began competitive horseback riding through playdays and rodeos.

Vicki loved animals and had a special place in her heart for palomino horses and Australian Shepherds. She was a respected amateur and professional barrel racer and pole bender. Vicki was the biggest cheerleader for her family and for the competition in the barrel racing and pole bending community. She was adored for her kindness, positivity, charm, and light-hearted sense of humor. Vicki always had a smile on her face, and she was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. Her enthusiasm, competitive spirit and love for life will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Henninges. Survivors: She is survived by her mother, Patsy Lou Henninges, of Carlton, Texas, husband Scottie of 51 years, her daughter Summer Pruett, and son Ryan Pruett.


Public Viewing: February 23, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: February 24, 2023 11:00 am

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Graveside Service: February 24, 2023 1:00 pm

Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park
5725 Colleyville Blvd
Colleyville, TX 76034

(817) 281-8751

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  1. Vicki was a very special person. She was so kind to me and CJ. Always was encouraging every time we saw her. I will miss her always smiling face.

  2. Vicki will be dearly missed. I’ve known Vicki for about 40 years. I always loved our visits, her kindness and her enthusiasm. Rest in peace dear friend.

  3. CandleImageI will never forget meeting Vicki. She was introduced to me by my sweet dear friend Richard Moore. Vicki and Richard were soo much fun together! Lots of laughs and so many amazing memories! Vicki was an amazing person filled with love for all she came in contact with! My mother and I have known her over 40 years! Rest in peace sweet lady! Give my sweet Richard a hug for me and try…TRY to stay out of trouble! Love you always!

  4. I have known Vicki for over 30 years. She lived around the corner from my parents house in Arlington Texas. We would ride over to each other’s homes and practice barrels and poles. We both joined CTBRA and would go to the out of town barrel races together. She was one a kind. She was so fun to be around and always had a smile on her face. I will miss her dearly. Love you Vicki❤️❤️❤️

  5. To Vicki’s family –
    In my mind, I can hear Vicki’s voice out back, calling the horses. And there she is riding, dust flying, as hooves pound the ground, so happy.
    Many times over the years, Vicki stood at the fence that divided our properties, visiting about everything from her beloved family to their newest horse. She would always have us laughing with the stories she told. I can’t remember the stories, but the joy of these times is everlasting. These moments are treasured.
    We pray for all who love this amazing woman, that God fill your hearts with peace beyond understanding.

  6. Vicki was an amazing lady & the best friend & riding partner, ever! There was never a dull moment! I met her through Richard Moore at a playday where he was helping Ryan with Prince!!!
    We trailrode, playdayed , barrelrace & ran poles! Also, took Summer, Ryan & Jennifer to Jr Rodeos! What a fun, kind & classy lady she was!!! Everyone loved Vicki❣️There are sooo many more things I could tell, but, not near enough space to tell all! Scotty remember when we picked you up at DFW with the horses & trailer?
    She will truly be missed ….I know I will sure miss our fun times & Long talks!!! Many prayers for all the family.

  7. I met Vicki’s mother Pat in the late 80’s at a Josey clinic. We had a great time, which in turn got me visiting with her at barrel races. A genuinely nice person to be around.

  8. I grew up down the street from Vicki and was childhood friends with Ryan. I always loved going to their home to hang out and when I stop to think about the reason why, a big part of that was Vicki! To be a human in this life that brings joy, laughter, positivity, love, and kindness… well as toughness:), just like Vicki, should be all of our goals! Rest in peace

  9. Had the great pleasure of meeting Vicki a few years back, enjoyed our conversations together and her love for the sport. She was always joyful and full of life. She will be greatly missed by all. Peace be with you and your family.

  10. CandleImageSending healing prayers for comfort and peace for Mrs Vicki’s family and friends throughout these most challenging times. Her beautiful bright light now shines in heaven for eternity, and her love and memory remain in each and every heart she touched here on earth. May she rest in peace knowing our Lord watches over her family and friends until they meet again.

  11. CandleImageVicki’s smile was so warm and inviting, we will miss her, we (Shawn, Taylor and my husband Ronnie) always tried to sit by her at the barrel races and we loved to watch Ryan run poles, the Good Lord has another Angel in heaven, prayers for His Peace and Presence to Vicki’s family.

  12. Vicki and I were KDs at ET in Commerce. She was kind to anyone she met and everybody on campus thought so highly of her. She had the greatest smile. My family is from Comanche and I never knew she was born there. She will be missed.

  13. Vickie was my elementary PE teacher. We stayed in touch throughout the years. She came and watched me play ball in high school and college. She was a big influence on me becoming a teacher. She was a very special lady. Love you.

  14. Scottie, Summer, and Ryan, I am so sorry to hear of Vickie’s passing. I have many fond memories of Vickie, especially as a child since my mother (Roberta) would bring me with her when she met Vickie and Jan for girls’ outings. I always thought she was so much fun. I remember my mom inviting Vickie to Six Flags many years a ago because she was the only one who would ride roller coasters with me. She was a light to all who knew her. Sending prayers for you all as you navigate this time of grief.

  15. I remember Vicki from college. We were sorority sisters at East Texas State University. She was such a sweet lady as well as beautiful. May God give her family peace and comfort at this time🙏🏻

  16. CandleImageWherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.
    May Vicki’s love and memory remain in each and every heart she touched. Wishing the family peace to bring them comfort, courage to face the days
    ahead and loving memories to forever hold in their hearts.

  17. Oh Sweet Vicki, we will meet again one day on horseback and ride together again one day in heaven. From getting to know you before horses, you were always so kind and present in conversation. You really showed interest in each person that was lucky enough to come across you and get to know you.
    Last time I heard from you, you told me to buy another barrel horse and we would ride. So when I do buy another horse, I’ll look up to the skies and say, till we ride again! Love you and thank you for always being a bright light and kind to all. Rest in peace. Xoxo

  18. Ryan, Summer and Mr. Pruett,
    I am so sad to hear of your mom/wife’s passing. I have great memories at your house & the barn in Arlington. Your mom was always so encouraging to me and always had a smile on her face. She leaves a great legacy. Praying for peace and comfort for your family during this time.

    Take Care, Adam

    7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:7

  19. Summer, I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers, heart and thoughts!
    With deepest sympathy, Ami

  20. Vicki was such a positive , kind ,sweet lady . She always had impeccable manners and treated people in such a positive way . I had the pleasure of running barrels with her at events and also to get to do business with her she will definitely be missed , rip Vicki , love ya

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