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.