JOPLIN, Mo. — Information is released by family today by family via social media that Durard “Dude” Pendergraft has passed away after a short illness. He is the founder of Dude’s Donuts at 2316 S Main in Joplin.
“With saddened hearts we write to let you know of the passing of our patriarch. Dude and Carolyn were blessed to start Dude’s Donuts in 1954 and worked tirelessly to provide for their family, their community, and their customers. Dude loved his God and his family, but loved the Joplin community as well. We grieve his loss, but know that he is at rest and rejoicing in his reward.”Carrie Pendergraft
Dude was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn.
- Friday, April 16th
- 26th Street Church of Christ
- Arrangements by Parker Mortuary
The shop continues normal hours but will close Friday and Saturday. Then reopen as normal hours Tuesday.