Dr. Gordon A. Pratt, Sr. 88, of Bryan, Texas passed away on September 23, 2013. Per Dr. Pratt’s request, a private graveside service for the family will be conducted by Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Dr. Pratt was born on May 20, 1925 in Dallas, Texas. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School, Louisiana Tech and Baylor College of Dentistry. After completing dental school, he entered the Navy and became a Lieutenant Colonel before retiring from the reserves.
In 1949, Dr. Pratt set up his dental practice in Mexia, Texas where he practiced for eight years. He then moved his practice to Bryan in 1957. Professionally, Dr. Pratt was active in the local dental society and held numerous offices. He was a past regional director of the Texas State Dental Association.
Dr. Pratt was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bryan where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. For over 55 years, he was an active member of Rotary International. He was an avid supporter of the Lady Aggies Athletic program, rarely missing a game. He served on the Bryan Parks and Recreation board for many years, coached Little League and was active in several tennis leagues.
Dr. Pratt was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Margaret Ann Smith Pratt; his parents R. Truett and Mary Lou Boren Pratt; step mother, Saralyn Pratt, two brothers L. Truett Pratt and David Randall Pratt and his grandson Taylor Clifton Pratt.
He is survived by his youngest brother, Joseph Neal Pratt and wife Marjorie, also sister- in-law Billye Pratt of College Station, Texas and sister-in-law, Erin Pratt of San Antonio, Texas. Other survivors include his five children, daughter, Donna Pratt Ford of Frisco, Texas; son, Gordon A. Pratt, Jr. and wife Janene; daughter, Biddie Ann Davis and husband Tommy; son, Paul T. Pratt and wife Barbara; daughter, Shea Lyn Pratt Blocker and Joe Broadus all of Bryan, Texas. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family is especially grateful to the staff of Millican House and Southern Care Hospice for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bryan Rotary Club, P.O. Box 2760, Bryan, Texas 77805 in the name of Dr. Gordon A. Pratt Sr.
Condolences may be left for the family at CallawayJones.com
What a great man that I have known all my life. He will be missed. My prayers to his family!
Donna, Gordon, Biddie, Paul, Shea and family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
I was lucky enough to have Dr.Pratt as my coach in Little League.I will never forget his kindness and his patience with me and my teammates.He taught us some baseball;but he also taught us sportsmanship and to love the game. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Paul, Barbara and the rest of the Pratt family, we are so sorry for your loss. Dr Pratt was a great man and will truly be missed. Whether it was at a grandchild’s softball game or a rotary meeting, Dr Pratt always made you smile. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family
With my deepest sympathy for your loss. Dr. Pratt was a gentle dentist and I have fond memories of growing up on Dunn Street with the Pratt family. G
To express our deep sympathy to you on your loss. We thank Dr. Pratt for serving our country in the U.S. Navy & also retiring from the U.S.Army Reserves as a LTC. Because of his service & other young men & women we have our freedom in this great country. May God’s Speed Be With This Sailor/Soldier & His Family. cjo
Donna, Gordon, Biddie, Paul, Shea – I want you to know how sorry I am to hear about your father’s death. I know how hard it is to lose your parents. We’re never ready for this time of life no matter when it happens. I hope you will take comfort in special memories of Gordon. I know he was very special in your life and the community. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, your cousin, Susan
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