January 21, 2011
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 1/24/2011 14:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 1/25/2011 11:00:00
John L. “Lee” Pratt, age 89, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Friday, January 21, 2011 in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, OH. He was born on March 13, 1921 to the late DeMorris and Lela (Burras) Pratt. Lee was the owner and operator of Lee’s Drive-In in Willard. He also was active in selling real estate and investments as well. He was a veteran of the US Army having served in WWII where he received a Bronze Star serving with the men that glided into Normandy on D-Day and pushed on to the Battle of the Bulge. Lee supported the local Boy Scouts Association and ball teams. He was also active in local fund raising and the Willard community development.
He is survived by two daughters, Deborah Pratt of Temperance, MI; and Jacqueline Lee Pratt of Sylvania Twp., OH; a son, Richard Leland Pratt of Bowling Green, OH; a granddaughter, Kayla Pratt of Sylvania Twp., OH; a niece, Carolyn and Tom Wilcoxen of Ohio; and a nephew, William and Erika Griffin of Ohio.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister, Margurite Griffin and a brother, DeMorris Pratt.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Monday, January 24, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Doug Winner officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the National MS Society (www.nationalmssociety.org/oho) Northwestern Ohio Chapter 401 Tomahawk Dr. Maumee, Ohio 43537. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Jacque & Family
May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Wish we could be there. We love you guys!!!!
My first “real” job outside of the muck was for Lee. (Lee’s Drive In) Him and I worked the blizzard of “78”. He is/was an icon for Willard. RIP Lee, It was an honor to know you.
Jacque and family, wish there were words to truly comfort you at this time … alas there are none. Please know that you were and still remain in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, sorry for your loss.
TO THE PRATT FAMILY ,
I WANTED TO EXTEND MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON THE LOSS OF UR DAD N GRANDPA . HE USED TO TALK ABOUT HIS FAMLIY. AND HOW PROUD HE WAS OF U. I USED TO CARE OF LEE A FEW DAYS A WEEK. I HADN’T BEEN THERE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS . I USED TO ENJOY SEEIN HIM . MAY GOD WRAP UR ARMS AROUND U ALL DURING THIS DIFFCUILT TIME . GOD BLESS U ALL .
Dear Jacque and family. I feel your loss and sadness that is there. But do know that your your friends have you all in their thoughts and prayers. You are not alone in this. God Bless.
Jacque and Debbie I am sorry for the loss of your father. I know he meant a lot to both of you. Remember the good times.
Kayla, cherish the time you got to spend with your grandfather. You were important to each other and he will always be with you.
Jacque & family. We’re sorry to hear about your loss. We will have you all in our prayers. If you need anything let us know.