OBITUARY

James "JW" Willis Pratt Sr.

July 10, 1939April 19, 2021
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James "JW" Willis Pratt, Sr. age 81 of Knoxville, TN passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. He was a member of Sunset Heights Missionary Baptist Church. JW loved spending time with his family camping and fishing.

He was born the son of Charles and Gracie Pratt of Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Margie Lorine Pratt; daughter, Sally A. Hester of Jefferson County, TN and son, James "Jimmy" Wills Pratt Jr. of Knoxville, TN.

He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Bill Williams of Deer Lodge, TN; son, David C. Pratt of Knoxville, TN; daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Mark Luttrell of Deer Lodge, TN; grandchildren, Mary Johnson, Christina Rice, Billy Williams, Vanessa Tippie, Samantha Anderson, Jessie Pratt, Joshua, Shea and Haylee Luttrell; great-grandchildren, Dylan Collins, Callie Rice, Jacelyne, Jeremiah, Keeton Pratt, Karson and Kasen Luttrell. The family would like to thank two very special people, Lena and Justin Wilson for all the help and support they provided during JW's illness.

Friends are invited to gather with the family Thursday, April 22, 2021 between the hours of 5:00pm-7:00pm in the chapel of McCarty Evergreen Funeral Home, 7426 Asheville Hwy, Knoxville with a service to follow officiated by Rev. Ray Pratt. Family and friends will meet Friday, April 23, 2021, 10:00am, McCarty Evergreen Funeral Home and go in procession to Thorngrove Cemetery, Thorngrove Road, Strawberry Plains for an 11:00am Interment. The family invites friends to share fond memories and sign the online guestbook at www.mccartyevergreen.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Charles and Gracie Pratt, Parents (deceased)
  • Margie Lorine Pratt, Wife (deceased)
  • Sally A. Hester, Daughter (deceased)
  • James "Jimmy" Willis Pratt, Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Tammy and Bill Williams, Daughter and Son-in-Law
  • David C. Pratt, Son
  • Penny and Mark Luttrell, Daughter and Son-in-Law
  • JW leaves behind his grandchildren, Mary Johnson, Christina Rice, Billy Williams, Vanessa Tippie, Samantha Anderson, Jessie Pratt, Joshua, Shea and Haylee Luttrell; great-grandchildren, Dylan Collins, Callie Rice, Jacelyne, Jeremiah, Keeton Pratt, Karson and Kasen Luttrell and two very special people, Lena and Justin Wilson.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 23, 2021

Memories

James "JW" Willis Pratt Sr.

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Terry King

April 21, 2021

David,Penny and family, I really hate to hear about JW. He was a real good man. Always super nice and had a lot of good stories to tell. I will never forget the chili he made on a camping trip we were not supposed to eat till he got back from fishing. He made it extra hot and spicy because he knew we would be into it. then when he got back he mixed the other half that
he had taken with him that wasn't hot. He sure did get a kick outta burning us boys up. RIP JW.

Carroll & Teresa Watts

April 20, 2021

So sorry to hear of JW , We thought a lot of him , Worshiping with him at Sunset Heights,

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