Taylor Clifton Pratt

Dr. Taylor Pratt is with his Heavenly Father after passing away peacefully, while surrounded by his loving family. Arrangements are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home of Bryan, Texas. Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m., Monday, October 10, 2011 at the A&M Church of Christ in College Station. A service to celebrate and remember Taylor’s strong faith and extraordinary life will be held at the A&M Church of Christ at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.
Taylor was born to Dr. Gordon and Janene Pratt in Bryan, Texas. While attending school at Bryan High, he met the love of his life, Niki Januse, whom he later married on June, 20, 1998. Taylor and Niki shared a beautiful marriage rarely seen in this world. They were inseparable friends and partners. Their unwavering devotion to each other was a powerful testimony to all surrounding them. God blessed their marriage with two amazing children: a wonderful daughter named Rosalyn and a courageous son named Chalon.
Taylor’s academic and professional pursuits were remarkable. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, Taylor attended dental and medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Following completion of his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 2008, Taylor began his professional practice as a partner at the Brazos Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center in College Station.
Blessed with many talents, Taylor was a gifted and accomplished athlete who had a passion for the outdoors. Hunting, running, cycling, and skiing were all pastimes that Taylor enjoyed as often as he had the chance. He also loved watching the Aggies compete in any sport and shared that joy with his family and friends. Although his years in this world were few, he filled each day with life, laughter, and love.
A man of deep beliefs, Taylor’s faith in Jesus Christ was an ever-present part of his life. From the compassionate care he provided to his patients, to the devoted way he attended to his family, Taylor dedicated his life to serving others to bring glory to God. Never missing an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life, Taylor made a habit of seeking ways to make a positive impact through a selfless act of kindness or generosity.
Nowhere was Taylor’s character better revealed than in his love, dedication, and commitment to his family. He leaves behind a wife of thirteen years who he adored and two children he absolutely cherished. He also leaves behind a legacy of faith, integrity, humility, strength, and courage.
Taylor is survived by his wife, Niki, his daughter, Rosalyn, and his son, Chalon, of Bryan; his parents, Dr. Gordon and Janene Pratt of Bryan; his sister, Madelyn Pratt of Austin; his father- and mother-in-law Frank and Carmen Januse of Bryan; his brother-in-law Jeffrey Januse and his wife Amber and their two sons Parker and Sawyer of Franklin; his brother-in-law Jordan Januse and his wife Madison of Bryan; his grandfather, Dr. Gordon Pratt, Sr. of Bryan; grandparents Garth and Nona Close of Burnett, Texas; grandmother-in-law, Mary Januse of Bryan; and grandfather-in-law Mike McGuire of Bryan. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Margaret Pratt, and his grandmother-in-law, Bobbie McGuire.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Curtis Garrett for the tender and dignified way in which he provided palliative care. In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be made to: The Taylor Pratt Charitable Trust, 1 Momentum Boulevard, Bryan, Texas, 77845.


  1. Taylor was more than an outstanding student of dentistry and oral surgery, but was a Human of sterling character. I was privileged to work with him in the latter days of his dental training and throughout his surgical training. His death, at this time in his life and in the live of his Family, is evidence that Life cannot be relied upon to be “fair.” My wife, Cheryl, and I pray that his extended and immediate Family are able to recover and move forward, while never forgetting his contributions to all of them and those around him. We cannot attend the ceremonies, but will have the whole Family in mind, this week and in the future. Mike & Cheryl Startzell

  2. We give our deepest condolences! We know Taylor is in the Lord’s gentle hands! Our prayer is now that God envelope you in His love and mercy! Please know we love and support you as your family in Christ! Call on us as you would on your family!

  3. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
    In God’s Love,
    Tommy & Ginger Lanehart

  4. Our deepest sympathy to the Pratt family during this time of loss. Taylor may no longer be here with you but may your memories of him encourage you. May God wrap his loving arms around you and provide you with comfort and peace. We love you. John, Jane, Brandon, and Brittany Hensley

  5. niki and the pratt family im so sorry for ur lost and i know he is watching over all of yall in heaven n smling at the kids too

  6. My heart is heavy this morning. Janene was my mentor for many many years. She taught me a lot about how to pass on the joy of faith in Christ to others, especially one’s children. Clearly, this was not just a “theory” but a practice in her own life. As a mother, I grieve in a special way. I want to send my heartfelt sympathy to Niki and the children as well. I know what it is to be SO in love with a man that one can scarcely imagine life without him. I am praying right now for a comfort that can only come from your heavenly father. I am thankful for Taylor’s remarkable overflowing Christ-honoring LIFE!! What a gift he was to SO many!

  7. We send you all our love! It was inspiring to read what an extroidinary man he had become.

    The Cliffords

  8. Taylor was one of my students when I taught sixth grade at Kemp. He was an outstanding student and an absolute pleasure to teach. I recently saw him at his office and we had a nice time remembering some of his antics in the classtroom. I am so glad we had that opportunity. My thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family during this time…he was a good man.

  9. Deepest sympathies to loved ones of Dr. Pratt; how sad to lose such a fine young man. I had the pleasure of working with him while he trained at University Hospital; he was a talented OMS surgeon. Events such as the passing of a fine young man makes us wonder why God takes the good ones too soon for the rest of us. However, God has a plan for all of his children. Dr. Pratt gets to start his eternal goals ahead of the rest of us. May God’s
    Peace be with the family.

  10. We are so very saddened by your loss. Our prayers will be with you all during this difficult time.

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Beth Long, DDS, Austin, Texas UT Orthodontic Alumnae group

  12. Dear family members,
    I was fortunate to know Taylor during dental school. We were in the same bay and we sat across from one another for two years. He was one of the hardest working individuals I knew, and always gave his very best at everything he did. If he started something he always completed his task and made sure it was close to perfect. I remember when he came to dental school he knew he was going to be an oral surgeon and also knew that he could achieve that through his meticulous work ethics. I am really happy that he did attain his goal of becoming an oral surgeon before passing away. He was a very helpful, kind and friendly person who always had a smile on his face and could joke about many things.
    I know I will miss him and I am sure by many others. I offer my deepest condolences to all his family members.

  13. Taylor was such a light; I am grateful I was able to know him in high school. Sending each one of you wishes for deep, abiding peace and the healing love, companionship and steadiness of Grace. May Spirit carry you on its wings and comfort and soothe you as you grieve and grow, and may you feel the Father holding your hand with each step you take. With much love, Laura

  14. Our deepest condolences to the Pratt and Januse families. We took pride in working everyday with Dr. Pratt. He lifted our spirits everyday and was very easy to talk to about anything. We loved to pull pranks and practical jokes on Dr. Pratt from time to time. He was always a good sport! His faith in God was a true testament to everyone in the office. He lead a Bible study on Wednesday afternoons and he opened the eyes, hearts and minds of those who may have had doubts. He was a precious soul to everyone in this office and he will be truly missed! Our prayers will continue for his beloved family.

  15. Carmen and Frank, Niki and the children, and Gordon & Janene – the sadness of your loss is incomprehensible. A light and inspiration has been taken from this world much much too soon. We pray The Lord will open his arms and you will feel His strength daily as you begin to heal. We did not know Taylor personally but know his parents and Niki’s parents and believe Taylor and Niki had tremendous role models in all of them, and they will help Niki and the children daily. May God Bless You All. Love, Randy & Belinda Howard

  16. I met Dr. Taylor in February. It was not a pleasant meeting (at least in my mind) because I was at his office to discuss him pulling my wisdom teeth. I was very worried about having this procedure done and I believe Dr. Pratt knew that because of all my questions. At the end of our consultation, he asked if he could pray for me. Little did he know that I had just prayed right before he walked in the room and asked God to put me at ease about all of this. When he asked if he could pray for me I was floored. I have never been asked that by a doctor before, but it was at a time when I needed it the most. After we prayed I felt this calm come over me. I will never forget that day. I feel very blessed to have met Dr. Pratt and to have had him as my doctor! By the way, he did a great job on my wisdom teeth. It turned out to be just as easy as he said it would be.


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