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William "Bill" Pratt, 69, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 5, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.
Bill was born Oct. 7, 1947 to the late Wilfred and Hope (Yarian) Pratt in Detroit. Forty years ago he married his loving and devoted wife, Sherry (Stacknik).
Bill was a man few words, but had one of the biggest hearts. He loved selflessly, lived generously onto others and was the most dedicated husband, father and grandfather ever. The apple of his eye was his grandchildren. He would do anything for them, including making sure that they were fed well and loved even more.
Bill was a very hard working man with the strongest work ethic. He retired from Sara Lee after over 40 years of dedication. He then continued that dedication at Art's Auto Electric. This dedication was not just to his work, but was in all things that he did. He passed this on to children, who will continue his legacy.
Bill is survived and missed dearly by his wife, Sherry; his two sisters, Peggy and Sandy (Matt) Barber; his children, Tammy (Isaac), Cindy and Billy Pratt, Tammy (Wayne) Kellogg, Vincent Hansen, William "BJ" (Heather) and Nick (Marta) Pratt; as well as his nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial gathering will take place Oct. 9, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m., with open sharing from 3 to 3:30 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Bill's final resting place will be at the Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may wish to do so in Bill's honor to his family by way of the Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your memories or condolences with the family on Bill's tribute page.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on October 7, 2017
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