Donald Alfred Pratt

11/11/1931 — 06/28/2003

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Wendell, Massachusetts

Donald Alfred Pratt

Donald Alfred Pratt passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on June 28, 2003. Don was born in Wendell, Massachusetts on November 11, 1931. Don's parents both passed away when he was very young, and he was raised by his maternal grandparents, Spencer and Grace Butterworth in Orange, Massachusetts. He is survived by two brothers, William Pratt and Paul Rix of Brockton, Massachusetts.

Don entered the Army in 1948. After a tour of duty in Okinawa he was assigned to Camp Hanford in 1950. He married LaRee Conner on October 12, 1951, and they made Richland their home. Don spent 35 years with the City of Richland as an electrician and retired in 1995 as the Electrical Foreman. He was recently honored at a ceremony and banquet for his 50 years of service with the IBEW. Don was a member of V.F.W. Cook-Erickson Post 7952, Richland.

Don and LaRee had three children; John Pratt wife, Teal, LouAnn Knighten fiancé, Tony Trovillo and Laura Valett husband, Matthew. Seven grandchildren; LaStarr Pratt, Brandon Pratt wife, Sabrina, Allison, Jessica, Benjamin and Jeremy Knighten and Adelyn Valett and three great grandchildren; Madalynne Knighten, and Kelsey and Kauner Pratt. Don also considered Paul Knighten, his wife, Debbie and sons, Alex and Riley as family.

Don was always happy to help out a friend or neighbor and frequently volunteered his time at the West Richland Senior Center. He loved fishing, especially with family at his personal campsite at MarDon Resort at O‘Sullivan Dam. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Einan’s Funeral Home in Richland on Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at 1:00 p.m., with Bishop Ray Johnson from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Don was a member of the Cottonwood Ward. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be Tuesday evening, July 1, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Tri-Cities Hospice, 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336 or to American Cancer Society, P O Box 277, Richland, WA 99352 for research.

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  • Dear LaRee,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    love Annette

    Annette Curran
    November 4, 2014
    Wellington, New, Zealand
  • Thinking of you Laree and family. May God Bless you all! You are in my daily thoughts and prayers…

    ann Kia Heinricher
    November 4, 2014
    Centralia, WA, US
  • Dear LaRee aka Leigh and Lee03, 02, and sometimes 01

    My condolences to you and your entire family.

    i.b.

    Bonnie Russell
    November 4, 2014
    San, Francisco, CA, US
  • Dear LaRee Leigh

    I have been thinking about you constantly the past few days and sending thoughts of comfort. I’m glad you have a large and loving family around you att his time.

    Love, pip

    Sue Pippenger
    November 4, 2014
    Denver, CO, US
  • Always the big brother I forever looked up to , We’ll miss you dearly and you’ll always be in our hearts. Love to you always , Till we meet again

    Paul , Neva & Nicole Rix
    November 4, 2014
    Brockton, MA, US
  • LaRee, my prayers are with you and you family as you pass through this difficult time. We look forward to chatting with you when you are feeling up to it. In the meantime, know that you are in our thoughts.

    Anne maxi

    Anne Henderson
    November 4, 2014
    Alexandria, VA, US
  • Dear LaRee,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    love Annette

    Annette Curran
    November 4, 2014
    Wellington, New, Zealand
  • Thinking of you Laree and family. May God Bless you all! You are in my daily thoughts and prayers…

    ann Kia Heinricher
    November 4, 2014
    Centralia, WA, US
  • Dear LaRee aka Leigh and Lee03, 02, and sometimes 01

    My condolences to you and your entire family.

    i.b.

    Bonnie Russell
    November 4, 2014
    San, Francisco, CA, US
  • Dear LaRee Leigh

    I have been thinking about you constantly the past few days and sending thoughts of comfort. I’m glad you have a large and loving family around you att his time.

    Love, pip

    Sue Pippenger
    November 4, 2014
    Denver, CO, US
  • Always the big brother I forever looked up to , We’ll miss you dearly and you’ll always be in our hearts. Love to you always , Till we meet again

    Paul , Neva & Nicole Rix
    November 4, 2014
    Brockton, MA, US
  • LaRee, my prayers are with you and you family as you pass through this difficult time. We look forward to chatting with you when you are feeling up to it. In the meantime, know that you are in our thoughts.

    Anne maxi

    Anne Henderson
    November 4, 2014
    Alexandria, VA, US
  • LaRee and family: While Don worked at the City of Richland, there were many days that he would come check in at the Richland Library where I worked to make sure things were going as planned; especially, while we were trying to get our computer system connected to City Hall. He was always courteous and generous with his time and talents. I enjoyed seeing him.

    Thank you for sharing Don. I believe that if you keep all the happy times in your heart he will forever be with you as you walk through the rest of your lives. Gloria

    Gloria McConnell
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Dear LaRee,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sincerely,

    Elva and Wayne Wallace

    Elva McGhan Wallace
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US