Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013

Patrick James "Pat" Pratt, 78, of Chillicothe, died at 2:55 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Heritage Health & Senior Care in Chillicothe.

Born Aug. 22, 1934, in Pekin to Leland V. and Flosie F. (Dawson) Pratt, he married Diane Camille Bleavins. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Beverly Denise Miller and Pamela Sue Burns, both of Pekin; one son, James Michael Pratt of Champaign; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his niece, Carol Thompson, who was like a sister to him.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Rosetta Peplow and Elinor Williams.

He had worked 20 years for Caterpillar Inc. as a factory hydraulic hose maker, retiring in 1996.

He was of the Baptist faith.

From 1960 on, he enjoyed being an amateur radio operator.

Cremation rites will be accorded. There will be no services. Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is in charge of arrangements.

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