William E. Pratt
William "Bill" E. Pratt, 86, of Erie, IL, died Friday, October 11, 2019 at home surrounded by family. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Gibson - Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 - 6 pm at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Erie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Bill was born December 23, 1932 in Erie, IL, the son of Morris and Nina (James) Pratt. He served in the US Army as a truck driver from 1953 - 1955. He married Nancy Kennedy on November 26, 1955. Bill was a truck driver first for Miller and James Trucking and then LCL for 26 ½ years and retired from Roadway after 7 years. He will be remembered for his jokes and one liners. Bill enjoyed spending time with his coffee klatch at the Pink Pony. He was a member of the Denton Schreiner American Legion Post 582 in Erie, and the Teamsters Local 371.
Bill is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Randy Pratt, Fenton, Sherrie (Marty) Verkruysse, Erie, Ken (Sara) Pratt, Dundas, MN, Kelly (Mark) Nitz, Erie, Cathleen (Rob) Vegter, Morrison; daughter-in-law, Brenda (Bill) Wainwright, Port Byron; 17 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jim Pratt and two sisters, Darlene Mickle and Gladys Stubbs. Share a memory or condolences at www.gibsonbodefh.com.
Published on October 11, 2019


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Brad and Shelly Morrissey
Oct 13, 2019
Very sorry to hear about Uncle Bill. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

Love you, Brad and Shelly