Dayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohio
June 29, 2017
PRATT, Richard L. Sr., 79, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born February 21, 1938 in Springfield, the son of Victor and Clarabell Pratt. Mr. Pratt was a member of the First Christian Church. Richard was a very kind, soft spoken, gentle person who loved the Lord and loved his family. He enjoyed traveling, bowling, and every kind of sports, especially the Cleveland Browns. His favorite past time was spending Tuesday's at the Senior Services Center playing pool with his friends from South Charleston and playing cards. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and was retired from Parker Sweeper following 30 years of service.
Survivors include his wife; Judy (Ricketts) Pratt, four sons; Randy McGraw, Columbus, Michael McGraw, Richard (Connie) Pratt Jr. and Todd (Jenny) Pratt, Springfield, two step daughters; Kim Walker and Traci Jones, Springfield, 13 grandchildren; Brianna Pratt, Alexis Pratt, Brittany Smith, Nadia Smith, Megan McGraw, Michael McGraw, Matthew McGraw, Mitchell McGraw, Brandon Fent, Kierra (Josie) Fent, Chad Fent Jr., Tyler Pratt and Ashly Plantz; numerous great-grandchildren and special friends; Lori and David Steen, and Lucretia and Don Chisholm.
He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Sharon Pratt; a step brother, Bob; and his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home with Pastor Craig Grammer officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the services.