Dale William Pratt, age 72 of Tomball, Texas, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014. He was born in Ravenna, Ohio on March 29, 1942 to William Clemens Pratt and Doris Virginia Shaw Pratt who preceded him in death.
Dale is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dee Dee Drass Pratt; sons, Derek Michael Lund and wife Lori Gallagher Lund of Spring, Texas, David William Pratt and wife Keeley Larned Pratt of Shreveport, Louisiana, Jeffrey Edward Pratt and wife Laura Bowen Pratt of Spring, Texas; daughter, Kelly Diane Pratt of Diamond, Ohio; brothers, Wayne Edward Pratt and wife Janis of Rootstown, Ohio, Harry (Lynn) Pratt and wife Judy of Huddleston, Virginia; sister, Kaye (Sue) Pratt Allison of Rootstown, Ohio; grandchildren, Lauren Marie, Hunter William and Ryan Michael Lund of Spring, Texas, Addison Lynn, Morgan Marie and Brynnan Elise Pratt of Shreveport, Louisiana, Taylor Grace, and Casey Rose Pratt of Spring, Texas, Cody Tyler Pratt and wife Rachael Charley Pratt of Mogodore, Ohio, Kristen Desiree Pratt Kelley and husband Greg Brian Kelley of Diamond, Ohio; great grandchildren, Brayden James Pratt of Mogodore, Ohio, Kylie Mae and Karie Leigh Kelley of Diamond, Ohio; as well as many other family members and friends.
Dale graduated from Rootstown High School, class of 1960. He served in the U.S. Air force from 1961 through 1965, stationed in Hawaii as an underground communications operator and finished his Reserves in 1967. Rotek Incorporated in Ravenna / Aurora was his employer until he moved to Houston, Texas in 1982. Throughout his life he enjoyed baseball, football, wrestling, golf, bowling and fishing. For the last ten years, he has been retired, spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Dale passed on to heaven peacefully and on his own terms after a long illness. The strength and courage he portrayed through the last two years was truly amazing. He fought for his life to the very end. We are so very proud of him. The example he set for our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will be eternally honored and respected. "Rest in peace. We will love you forever and always. God Bless."
A private Memorial Service was held for immediate family only on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Canon Funeral Home in Waller, Texas. Reverend Matthew Stephens officiated.
A hometown Memorial Service will be Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 11:00 am at Bethel Baptist Church, 745 North Freedom Street, Ravenna, Ohio with Pastor David Ballert officiating. [Video Tribute & Guest Book @ www.canonfuneralhome.com]
Canon Funeral Home & Monument Co., 1420 Farr St., Waller, TX 77484, (936) 372-3683, RC 6-29-14)