Juan Prewitt entered his eternal home February 23, 2020. He was born to Albert Prewitt Sr. and Audrey Monroe Prewitt on August 20, 1941.
Juan attended Langston University laboratory school and the elementary and secondary schools in Langston City. He attended college at Morehouse in Atlanta and at Langston University. He graduated from Langston in 1964. He completed additional studies in business at the University of Utah and sociology at Puget Sound University in Tacoma, Washington. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and a Mason. He joined New Hope Baptist Church at an early age.
Juan married Thelma Jean Randles in 1965. Before their divorce they had two daughters Dawn Prewitt Anderson and Audrey Prewitt Jenkins. Both daughters survive.
He married Mavis Hall in 1998. They had no children prior to their divorce.
Immediately following college, he enlisted in the Air Force Officers' Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Sadly, his dream of being a pilot did not last. He was given an honorable medical discharge in December of 1964.
Juan worked at the Jackson County Juvenile Home and as an agent at Western and Southern Insurance Company in Missouri. He also held various positions in Seattle Washington including, researcher for Continental Oil and a juvenile probation officer.
Juan later was Director of the Operation Improvement Association and Assistant Director of New Careers. Juan also worked as a radio announcer and DJ. He was known as “The Magic Juan”. He also loved to sing Karaoke especially Boys to Men.
Juan customized vans and cars in Seattle which he continued when he returned to Langston and started J J P Enterprise with his brother Jesse.
Juan completed CLEET training and became a police officer at Langston University. In 2000 Juan ran for Logan County Sheriff on the Democratic ticket. He lost this race as well as the race for District 2 County Commissioner. He was later appointed to the Logan County Jail Trust Authority which was responsible for overseeing the operations of the County Jail. He was on the Jail Trust Authority Board when the new jail opened. His name appears on the plaque which memorializes the community members who worked to get a new facility.
Juan was preceded in death by his parents, sister Jean Audrey Freeman Prewitt and brother Capt. Al Bert Prewitt, Jr.
Survivors include his daughters, his significant other Margaret Striplin, sister Mary Ann Davis and husband Alfred, Dallas, TX., sister Gloria Dell Cooke Dallas, Tx., and brother Jesse Daniels Prewitt, and wife Jackie, Oklahoma City. Three grandchildren, Monique’a Atkinson, Joseph Atkinson III, and Alexandria Jenkins. Great grandchildren Dorian Bennett, Isabella Jelsema, Londynn Mitchell and Kaydance Atkinson. He is also survived by nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Services are Saturday, February 29 at Summit View Cemetery, 1808 N. Pine St., Guthrie, Ok at 10 a.m.
Please send cards to Dawn Prewitt Anderson at 11012 Blue Sage Road, OKC, OK 73120.