Max E. Pratt
September 22, 1930 – April 5, 2021
Max Eugene Pratt, 90, of Muncie, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021, at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Muncie, Indiana, on Monday, September 22, 1930, to Harold and Lulu (Branden) Pratt. Max graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1948, and was a proud Bearcat. He worked for Warner Gear from 1949-1951, and was then drafted into the Army.
Max proudly served his country from 1951-1953. When he returned home, he returned to Warner Gear for thirteen years. He then became a police officer and joined the force at Muncie Police Department. Max served his community for thirty-two years before retiring.
Max was a member of the Muncie F.O.P. and was a hard-working family man. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and sports. His favorite teams were the Pacers, Colts, Fighting Irish, Muncie Central Bearcats. He also enjoyed NASCAR racing. Max and Lynnette were members of the Blue Knights, and Max even built his own motorcycle. Max loved his family and they loved him. He will truly be missed.
Max is survived by his loving wife of thirty-two years, Lynnette (Rambo) Pratt; sons, Mike “Bubba” Pratt and Michael (Julie) Phelps; daughters, Nancy Pratt, Tammi (Auther) Williams, and Tara Floyd; grandchildren, Madyson (Everett) Dunn, Isaiah (Emma) Pointer, Kelsey Stoner, Johnny White Jr (Shannon), Lenea Bynum, Kristian Phelps (Autumn Rose), and Alexis Floyd; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ronnie Pratt; two brothers, Paul and Guy Pratt; and a sister, Lucille.
Family and friends may call on Saturday, April 10, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304.
Services will be Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home. Rusty Clements will officiate. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a mask is required as well as social distancing.
Memorial contributions may be given to: Wounded Warriors, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256 OR Muncie A.R.F.,1209 West Riggin Road, Muncie, Indiana 47303.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elmridgefuneralhome.com for the Pratt family.
Calling hours at Elm Ridge Funeral Home:
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Services to Honor Max's Life:
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Max E. Pratt
April 7, 2021
I am sending my condolences to Lynn and the whole family. Sending strength and prayers from my heart. Max was an amazing person with a huge heart. I will always cherish the fond memories of spending a lot of my teenage years with the family. I recall my senior year in high school, my mother was in between jobs right before graduation and we couldn't get my last Muncie Central yearbook. Max and Lynn bought my yearbook for me that year. I was so appreciative and thankful. The many times he would wisk me and Tamara into Bearcats games while he was working the doors. So many good memories. He loved his family with a heart of gold. May he rest peacefully and always live through the ones that he loved and who loved him.
April 6, 2021
OMG this just breaks my heart, Lynn and family my heart is with you all during this sad time. Please know this isn't goodbye this is until we meet again. I will always cherish the great conversations and times with Max. The bird house that 'Uncle' Max made me a few years ago will always have a very special place in my heart and every time I look at it on my fireplace mantle I will know that he is here watching over us from heaven with my mother. I loved how any time my boy was playing baseball in Muncie they would try to make it out to see him and us. You will forever be in our hearts Max. RIP and please tell my momma how much I love and miss her.
April 5, 2021
I met Max, years ago when I started seeing him come in with his Wife Lynn, to the Library where I work and then later on after I started dating my Husband Bill and I would see them out at FOP events. Any way, Max was a very good and caring Man and he will be missed a lot. You are Pain free and up in Heaven with my husband along with your friends and family. ♥️