Robert Melvin Pratt, 69, of Mtn. Grove, Missouri, passed away on April 30, 2017.
He was born on January 22, 1948 in Spencer, Iowa, the son of Clyde O. and Beverly A. (Santage) Pratt.
Robert served in the U.S. Navy during the 1960s and after his honorable discharge he worked as a mechanic until retirement.
He was united in marriage to Vereen Ruth Summers on March 14, 1980.
Robert is survived by his wife of 37 years, Vereen Ruth of the home; three sons, George Fitzcharles of Mtn. Grove, Theodore Fitzcharles of Cabool and Robert Pratt, Jr. of Bonne Terre, Missouri; one daughter, Beverly Hartley of Ava, Missouri; 16 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Larry E. Pratt of Salem, Missouri; two sisters, Pat of Colorado and Norma of San Bernardino, California; as well numerous other family and friends.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. Interment with full military honors was under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.