Francis Murlin Pratt passed from this life on September 13, 2020 in Stillwater, OK at the age of 86 years. His funeral service will begin at 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater with burial following at Elm Grove Cemetery. Father Michael Pratt will officiate. Chapel services will be available for live streaming and can be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com .
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Born on June 25, 1934 to Andy A. and Ruth M. (Kent) Pratt in Perkins he was raised there and graduated from Perkins High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and married Mary Kay Thompson, February 23, 1954. He was proud of his Indian heritage and was the oldest living member of the Pawnee tribe. He enjoyed fishing, horse shoes, watching OSU games, and family events.
Preceding him in death are his wife Mary Kay; his parents; sons Gary, David, Scott and Tony; brothers Benny and Eddie; and sister Lillian.
Surviving him are his son Randy (Lana) Pratt of Garden City, Ks; daughters-in-law Mona Pratt, Fran Pratt and Ann Stolfa; grandsons Jeff (Kari), Fr. Michael, Andrew (Angela), Eric(Elise), Zack and 6 Great Grandchildren
Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff Pratt, Andrew Pratt, Eric Pratt, Zach Pratt, Damean Murie and Darin Bradstreet.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to Westhaven Nursing Home for the care they gave Francis the past three years.
Memorials in Francis’s name may be made to the Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Annual Pow Wow Fund, 881 Little D. St. Pawnee, OK 74058 or Karmen Legacy Hospice of Stillwater, P.O. Box 2408, Stillwater, OK 74076.
Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obituary viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com