Pratt, Pat


Died: January 3, 2013

CHILLICOTHE ~ Patrick James “Pat” Pratt, 78, of Chillicothe, passed away at 2:55 a.m. Thursday, January 3, 2012 at Heritage Health & Senior Care in Chillicothe.

Born August 22, 1934 in Pekin to Leland V. and Flosie F. (Dawson) Pratt, he married Diane Camille Bleavins. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Beverly Denise Miller and Pamela Sue Burns, both of Pekin; one son, James Michael Pratt of Champaign; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his niece, Carol Thompson, who was like a sister to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Rosetta Peplow and Elinor Williams.

Pat had worked 20 years for Caterpillar, Inc. as a factory hydraulic hose maker, retiring in 1996.

He was of the Baptist faith.

From 1960 on, Pat enjoyed being an amateur radio operator. He also enjoyed antique muzzle loaders.

Cremation rites will be accorded. There will be no services. Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is in charge of arrangements.

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Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

405 Rusche St
Creve Coeur, IL
Phone: (309) 694-3322