May 05, 2020

James M. “Jim” Pratt, Sr. 78 of Canton, Missouri died May 3, 2020 at his home in Canton.

The son of Elmer Lee and Mary Caroline Poole Pratt, Sr. was born on August 10, 1941 in Warren County, Illinois. He was united in marriage to Alberta Jean Cox on August 9, 1963 in Kirkwood, Illinois.

Jim was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of Glass Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers Union 143 at La Grange, Missouri. He liked to farm, hunt, fish, ride his motorcycle and listen to bluegrass music. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his black cats.

He is survived by his wife Alberta Pratt of Canton, Mo.; son, James M. (Tonya) Pratt, Jr. of Quincy, Il.; a daughter, Teresa C. (David) Burbridge of La Grange, Mo.; grandchildren, Kathryn (Keith) Brown of Camp Point, Il., Corbin Pratt of Quincy, Il., Kaleigh Burbridge of La Grange, Mo., Ashlynn Stewart Pratt of Quincy, Il.; two sisters, Charlene Feldkamp of La Grange, Mo., Mary Conn of La Grange, Mo.; sister-in-law, Darla Gallegos of Depue, Il.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Sabrina Stewart, sister, Lois Frieden, three brothers, Joseph Pratt, Benjamin Pratt and E. Lee Pratt, Jr., half brothers, John Thurman, Dale Thurman, half sister, Ruby Sharpe, brother and sister-in-law, Cloyd “Pete” (Beverly) Cox, half brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Jane Davis.
Graveside funeral services and burial were held May 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Forest Grove Cemetery in Canton, Missouri with Rev. Brian Stone officiating. Visitation was held May 5 from noon until the time of services at Arnold’s Funeral Home in Canton, Missouri. Pallbearers: David Burbridge, Larry “Butch” Carper, Joey Carper, Bobby Olsen, Dennis Carmen and Rich Strieker. Honorary Pallbearers: Nick Fellenger, Kevin Cox, Bill Robinson and Matt Carver.

Memorials may be made to Lewis County Nursing Home Helping Hands.

Online condolences may be left at www.arnoldsfuneralhome.net