Francis “Frank” Edward Pratt, 65, of Hendersonville, died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at Elizabeth House.
Born in Buckhannon, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Worth and Lulu Catherine Pratt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Carter and a step-son, Steve Jacobs.
He was a 1962 graduate of Buckhannon High School. He proudly served his country in the US Army, Company A 553rd ENGR BN. Then he joined the National Guard in 1972 in Salem, W. Virginia and later served with DET 1 Delta Company 2nd 120th, Echo Company 2nd 120th. His last attachment was with DET 1 211 MP CO NCARNG RC, retiring after 24 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 77 and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Adith Pratt; a daughter, Crystal Pratt Morrow and her husband Paul of Edneyville, NC; a stepdaughter, Tiffany Cox Brothers of Hendersonville, NC; a stepson, Robert L. Jacobs, Jr of Hendersonville, NC; a sister, Hallie Whiteside of Boiling Springs, NC; a step-sister, Rosemary Smith of Clarksburg, WV; a stepbrother, Dick Carter of Grover, NC; six grandchildren, Marshelia and Schranda Morrow, Chelsea and Jarrett Brothers, Shawn and Stephanee Jacobs; a great-granddaughter, Katie Jacobs and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the chapel at Forest Lawn Mortuary. Pastor James Maybin will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Following the burial, the family is receiving friends and food at the NC Army National Guard building on the Spartanburg Highway in Hendersonville.
Military honors will be conducted by the Army National Guard. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Flowers are appreciated and memorials can be sent to Four Season Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Adith & Family,
Thank you so much for faithfully being with Frank when he needed you the most. I know that his loss will be hard, but I know that the Lord Jesus can comfort like no other. Please keep in touch.
Sorry for you loss, my prayers are with you all I’m a friend of Hallie
SSG Pratt was one of the finest supply sergeants I have ever had the opportunity to work it. He was technically proficient and quick to mentor junior soldiers. SSG Pratt truly displayed Army Values and lived the NCO creed. He will he missed by all whose lives he touched.
I feel grateful to have known and worked with Frank for many years. Because he was such a wonderful, thoughtful, kind and caring person he was a true example of how people should be. I will remember him with fondness.
Please know that his devotion to the NCARNG and to those he served with left an imprint on our lives. Although, my duty station was in Sylva, his guidance and good nature was a stabilizing factor for many full-time Naational Guard personnel and of course for many other troops.
Frank was a good friend and a great co-worker. I hold him in high esteem and in my heart. I will miss him.
Please know that I share your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
SSG Pratt was a soilder’s soilder. I am glad to have known this great man. He will be missed by so many people. God protect his family during this time.
We are so sorry to here of the passing of SSG. Pratt. He was a long time friend and comrad. He will be missed by many. He was a true friend. I’ll miss him.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.