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Brookside Funeral Home & Brookside Memorial Park

13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Allyn Ray Pratt

November 17, 1946February 9, 2020

Allyn Ray Pratt passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Meadows Place, Texas on February 9, 2020 at the age of 73. He was a warrior for much of his life, battling heart disease and diabetes, ultimately losing that battle.

Allyn was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Jo Pratt; father, Raymond Eugene Pratt; brother, James Calvin Pratt; sister, Brenda Gay Gerth; sister, Cynthia Pratt Bigger; father-in-law Samuel Savoie and mother-in-law Mabel Savoie. Allyn is survived by his wife of 40 years, Miriam (Mim) Louise Pratt; Daughter, Terri Pratt Tyler and husband Peter; Daughter, Krystal Cheree Pratt; Son, Ryan Allen Pratt and wife Theresa; Grandchildren, Shannon Pratt Tyler, Weston Pratt Tyler, Destany Ann Williams, Alyssa Marron Williams, Kinsley Marie Pratt, Brooklyn Carter Pratt and Preston Ryan Pratt. He is also survived by his sister, Melody Pratt Benge and husband Brian; Brother-in-law, Richard R. Gerth: Sister-in-law, Brenda Ann Pratt; Brother-in-law, Dale Norman Bigger; Brother-in-law, Louis Dean Savoie; Sister-in-law, Tammy Marie Savoie; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Allyn was born on November 17, 1946 in Orange, Texas to Raymond Eugene and Carolyn Jo Pratt. He graduated from Smiley High School in 1964 and studied Engineering at UH for several years after. He married Miriam Louise Pratt in 1979. Allyn began working as a machinist for many years in the Oil & Gas industry in Houston, which blossomed into a lifelong career as a Mechanical Designer. He worked for Kinley Corporation for over 25 years, followed by a career at Schlumberger for over 15 years. He retired from Schlumberger in December 2019 and had only just started enjoying the retirement life that he had worked for decades to achieve. He loved his family, and his 3 children were his pride and joy and loved to brag on them any chance he got. He was always learning new things and loved sharing his infinite wisdom and knowledge with his kids, family and friends. He was an amazing father who always encouraged his children to pursue their dreams and goals.

Allyn was a talented guitar player and passionate about music, hunting, fishing, travelling and all things outdoors. He was incredibly smart and analytical; his attention to detail was impeccable. He was generous, had a great sense of humor, and always had something witty to say, even in tough times. He was an active and dedicated member of the NRA and a devout Christian.

A memorial service honoring his life is scheduled for Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:00pm at Brookside Funeral Home, 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, Texas 77039.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, February 16, 2020

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Cathy Martinez

February 16, 2020

I have known Mim for about 7 or 8 years and got to know Allyn through her. From what I’ve been told he’s always been a great husband and father and loved you all dearly. I want to send my condolences to Mim, Ryan, Krystal and all of the family. My heart goes out to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you all.

All my love,
Your friend,
Cathy Martinez

Steve Robison

February 15, 2020

Allyn and have been friends for 30 years. We met in machine shop and shared a house together and the same apt project for a good while. We have been scuba diving and fishing together. He was a good friend and I will miss him very much.

Jay Garza

February 14, 2020

Allyn was a gentleman and craftsman. I will treasure all the years I worked with him and the countless stories of music, world travels, home improvement projects and family. I was honored to be able to attend Allyn's retirement dinner this past December. My deepest condolences to Allyn's wife, children and extended family.
-Jay

Jill Tarpey Garcia

February 13, 2020

Allyn was a Class Act. I had never met anyone quite like him. I have been friends with Allyn, Mim, Krystal and Ryan for many years. I will miss Allyn. His obit says it all. He was just getting ready to enjoy his "retirement" but he always enjoyed his life! He was a proud father and grandfather! Rest in Peace my sweet friend.

Viveanne Thomason Lucas

February 12, 2020

I never met Allyn, but know his sweet wife from high school and his adorable sister, Melody from Jr. College. I'm sending my heartfelt condolences to everyone who loved and admired him. Keeping you all close in prayer. Mim and Melody, I am only a phone call away. Much love to you both as well as your entire family.

Tammy, Laurie, Bubba Savoie

February 12, 2020

I have such fond memories of my brother-in-law whom I’ve known for the past 41 years. Allyn was a wonderful family man and loved by all. He and my sister, Mim, devoted their lives to their children and grand-children. Allyn shared his love of music, especially the guitar, and fruit-cake with my mom. While Allyn did not share these unique qualities with his kids, he did pass along his sense of adventure and travel to his kids. Allyn shared many of his fascinating stories and photos of his global travel adventures. He also had a playful side that would just pop up at random times.
While my heart is broken, I take comfort in my faith that I will one day see him again. But for now he lives on in each of us, with our stories and memories.

Paul Molina

February 12, 2020

Allyn was a good guy. I was lucky to catch him on his last day of work, before retirement, and talk it up a little bit. He was the same guy he was when we met on his first day in Rosharon. We had some great times at work and at our annual Christmas parties. He was loved and will be missed.

Laurent Alteirac

February 11, 2020

In memory of Allyn, and with all our respectful condolences to his family. It had been a pleasure to collaborate at work for a few years with Allyn. He was an expert in his domain and was very knowledgeable on all systems and tools. It gave him the capability to remain both humble and assertive. He has been a true mentor and example for generations of his coworkers.

Bobby Joe Pratt

February 11, 2020

The most memorable thing to me was Allyn’s sweet spirit, which he shared with his Dad. I will always remember all the fond experiences we enjoyed together.His meticulous “engineer mentality “ always served him and those around him well. We will miss and love him forever but find peace in knowing he’s reunited with his family and welcomed by our Savior.

SAMMY DEVILLE

February 11, 2020

I am so sorry to learn of Allyn’s passing, I have always had the utmost respect and admiration for Allyn having worked with him for 16 years. I also have countless fun stories that Allyn shared, favorites include Allyn meeting Elvis and Willie. I am so happy we celebrated his career at a wonderful dinner in his honor just this past December. My condolences and prayers for his wife and children during this extremely sad time. Respectfully, Sammy

FROM THE FAMILY