Blair R Pratt, age 79 of Millersport, passed away peacefully July 2, 2017. He had fought a gallant battle with his health in recent years.
Blair was born in a farmhouse in Butler County, Iowa, west of Shellrock on February 22, 1938, to Winford and Edna (Dahlstrom) Pratt.
He lived a full life traveling across country via his favorite mode of transportation as he drove a semi for over 40 years. His second passion was cooking, which he did both professionally and personally always trying new concoctions. He had an ability to draw and shared many of his drawings with family members.
Blair is survived by his loving companion of 32 years, Leota Shook and their dog, Bo; daughters, Lorraine (Dewayne) Salyer of Newark and Carla (Harold) Carpenter of Des Moines, Iowa; son, Gabriel Pratt of Des Moines, Iowa; brothers, Herschel Pratt of Minnesota and Archie Pratt of Iowa; eight grand children; six great grand children; and numerous nieces and nephews.
As he lived life to the fullest, he also requested the same in death. His wishes were to be a part of science; Ohio University, Athens, is assisting the family with his final wishes.
Thank you to Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, for their tender care and assistance to the family during this difficult time.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made to the Ohio University Body Donor Program, 1 Ohio University, Grosvenor Hall 135, Athens, Ohio 45701.