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Mark Pratt Sr. dies



Mark E. Pratt, 77, died December 20 at his home after a short illness.

Born at Jackhorn, he was a son of the late J.C. and Anna Pratt and a brother of the late Jimmy R. Pratt.

He retired in 2000 from Marion Correctional Center as building and grounds superintendent. For 40 years, he worked in hospitals as chief engineer including Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va., St. Jude’s Hospital in Kenner, La., and Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Pratt was a U.S. Army veteran and attended Fletcher’s Chapel.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Yvonne Rose Pratt; children, Mark Pratt Jr. and wife Kaye, Mary Pratt Owens and husband Michael, Bobby Pratt, and James Pratt and wife Tammy, all of Abingdon, Va.; grandchildren, Crystal Pratt, LeighAnna Owens, Luke Pratt, Paul Pratt, Jacob Pratt ; step-grandchildren, Jessica and Riley; greatgrandchildren, Kalie Orr, Jordan Pratt, and Kinley Pratt; two brothers, Bill Pratt and Lonnie Pratt; and a sister, Sharon Meade.

Services were held December 23 at Forest Hills Memory Gardens.



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