Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

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Joseph Carl Pratt Jr.

July 3, 1937March 14, 2020

Joseph Carl Pratt, Jr., 82 of Martinsville passed away on March 14, 2020. He was born July 3, 1937 to J. Carl Pratt, Sr. and Mary Lee Slaydon Pratt. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother Charles Lee Pratt and his beloved Aunt Marion G. Pratt.

He is survived by his wife Carol Shropshire Pratt; son Jeff and his wife Melinda, and grandsons Jacob and Cooper.

He graduated Martinsville High School, attended Randolph Macon Military Academy and graduated Virginia Tech. He coached basketball for the Martinsville Recreation Department for over 20 years.

He was a former member of the Martinsville Exchange Club where he received their Distinguished Service Award. He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Administrative Board, United Methodist Men and sang in the church choir, and he was Sunday School Superintendent. He was also very active in the church's food pantry ministry.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Memorials can be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 824 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA. 24112.

Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA. To express condolences online, please visit www.collinsmckeestonemartinsville.com


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Joseph Carl Pratt Jr.

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March 22, 2020

I remember the undefeated season with Jan, Ted, Terry, Rip, Sherman, Jimmys Wyatt & Pratt, Ronnies Minter & Hilbert, Larry, Carter, and Ralph. Couch Putney and mangers Eddie, Doug and
Harry. The Team went to Radford with only 5 players ( 7 were out sick) and won. Jan made many contributions to that season as did every member of that team. Maybe they can get together and beat Fleming for the District Championship this time around. I hope I can keep score and take their uniforms to the laundry, again.
I wish you memories full of love , laughter and the good things you shared with Jan.
Harry Stultz

Jeff Pratt

March 21, 2020

Dad was a kind man and had a place in his heart for everyone he met. He will be missed dearly by myself and Carol his lovely wife. As well as the rest of the family, his church, and his friends. I will miss him dearly but am happy that he is at peace. Thanks to everyone that has left messages here, for the phone calls, and cards. He was great father to me and I am so blessed to have been able to call him Dad. Hugs and kisses sweet dad!!!!!

Ray Bragg

March 20, 2020

Mr Pratt was a great friend and a loyal customer at Kroger. I always enjoyed seeing him When he came to the store he always looked me up, if he couldn’t find me on the sales floor he would come to my office upstairs. He always took my mind off the busy day. He was always a pleasure and very comical. He always loved coming in on mondays to place his order for the food pantry. He had a special place in his heart for his Church. I know the employees at Kroger will miss seeing him. Rest In Peace Mr Pratt

Catherine “Baby-Lo” Stein

March 20, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss. Jan was always such a kind person.



March 20, 2020

Jan was certainly a humble and gracious man. He gave time to assist others in his time with us on earth. He was a friend and dedicated citizen and will be missed. May the family be blessed with comforting good memories.

Betsy Bishop

March 18, 2020

Jan was such an humble man. I enjoyed singing in the choir with him at Wesley Memorial UMC. His presence will be missed. May you find peace and comfort in your memories. I know he is at rest with his Savior.