Charles R. Pratt Sr., 84, of Kilbourne, passed away at his home at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013. He was born September 23, 1928 in Oakford, IL to John and Dora (Towery) Pratt. He married Helen L. Morris on June 25, 1950.
Mr. Pratt is survived by his wife, Helen, of Kilbourne, two daughters, Peggy (Donald) Miller of Kilbourne, Linda (Lynn) Wallace of Athens, IL, three sons, Charles Pratt Jr. and Milford (Penny) Pratt, both of Kilbourne, Russell (Brenda) Pratt of Oakford, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Tami, three brothers and one sister. Also surviving are three brothers, Ronald and Stanley Pratt of Havana, Danny Pratt of Bath, four sisters, Ethel Perez of Moline, Edith Nolting of Springfield, IL, Mythis McClure of Fort Bryant, MI and Julie Griffin of Kilbourne.
Mr. Pratt was US Army Veteran and retired from Caterpillar Inc. in 1991 after several years of service. He loved fishing and woodworking and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at Oakford Cemetery. Rev. Abraham Mogerman will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kilbourne Fire Department. Online memorial messages may be left for the family at www.hurleyfh.com.
Hurley Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements.