Robert “Bob” Eugene Pratt Sr., 88, of Hopedale, Ohio passed away peacefully on June 15, 2021 at Trinity Hospital, Steubenville.
Born on March 2, 1933 in Weems, Ohio to the late Ceril and Maude (Pasco) Pratt, the 5th of 6 children. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Korea from 1952 to 1956. He was also a retired Laborer of Laborers Local 809 in Steubenville. Robert married his wife of 63 years, Roberta on June 14, 1958. Together they raised 6 children around the Hopedale area.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers: Tom and Bill, sisters: Minnie Bell, Audrey and Ruth; daughters: Jeannette (Bob) Parker of Broadacre and Brenda (Jay) Porter of Bellaire.
Robert is survived by his wife Roberta Lee (Kersey) Pratt, sons: Robert Pratt Jr. of Pittsburgh, PA, Michael (Deann) Pratt of Hopedale; daughters: Laura (Charles) Shackelford of Steubenville, Sandy (Ron) Smith of Roswell, NM. Robert loved his family, and it was quite extensive. Grandchildren: Kayla (David) Kirk of Newark, OH, Michael (Ashley) Pratt Jr. of Marysville, OH, Dustin (Lacie) Pratt of Cadiz, OH, Morgan Pratt of Steubenville, Christopher Nemes of Brookville, OH, Victoria Kerry of Grove City and Tiffany Porter of Bellaire. Those grandchildren blessed him with 6 great-grandchildren: Merrigan, Blythe, Braun, Aubrey, Sebastian and Cassandra.
Robert was the backbone of his family and will be truly missed every day.
Friends will be received Friday June 18, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 12:00 p.m. at Borkoski Funeral Home, 555 East Market Street, Cadiz, Ohio, with Pastor Dean Blythe officiating. Military Honors provided by Hopedale American Legion Post 682 at Noon at the funeral home. Offer online condolences at www.borkoskifuneral.com
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