Michael Ervin Pratt

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on February 15, 1960

Departed on January 12, 2018 and resided in Springfield, Tennessee

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Michael Ervin Pratt, age 57 of Springfield, passed away on January 12, 2018 surrounded by his family.

He was born on February 15, 1960 to the late Robert Ervin and Vera Mae Pratt in Nashville. He grew up in the Martins Chapel Community and attended Martins Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a pipefitter by trade and enjoyed planting vegetables in his garden.

Mike was a good man with a good heart. His love for his family knew no limits. As a young girl Stephanie remembered bringing home every stray animal she could find and her daddy being the animal lover he was, would let her keep everyone. Adam remembered all the ballgames that he came to or they watched together. If they weren’t together you could have guaranteed a phone call and discussion on what they did right and what they did wrong, they shared a joint love for UT Football in good years and bad.

On December 12, 1998, Mike married Hope joining their two families. Hope always felt blessed that Mike took her two children in and treated them as his own.  They enjoyed spending time with the whole Pratt Family. For 20 years he and Hope joined everyone in Gatlinburg during November, where they enjoyed to outdoors and time together. Mike was the happiest when he was surrounded by his wife, loving children and adorable grandchildren.

He will forever be remembered as a loving husband, devoted father, passionate grandfather and caring brother and uncle.

Mike is survived by his wife of 20 years, Lavina Hope Pratt; children, Stephanie (Daniel) Goldsby, Adam (Kasey) Pratt, Phillip (Amy) Bunn, and Amy (Dale Harris) Lee; grandchildren, Maelynn Goldsby, Knox Pratt, Gracie Lee, Kaylee Bunn and Kaleb Bunn; brother, Mark (Lola) Pratt and Daryl Pratt; nieces, Addy Pratt and Rachael Pratt and nephew, Jeremy Pratt.

A Life Celebration will be held at 6pm on Tuesday, January 23rd at Martins Chapel United Methodist Church 2046 Martins Chapel Rd, Springfield, TN 37172. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00pm until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital: 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield. Tennessee 37172: 615-384-5437 www.springfieldfh.com

12 Comments to Mr. Michael Ervin Pratt

  1. Dale Harris Jr.
    January 16, 2018 12:25 pm

    I sad loss for a great community!! Martins Chapel’s own!!!

  2. Cheryl banner
    January 16, 2018 2:20 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. May God Grant you peace during this difficult time,and in the weeks to come.

  3. Terry Kestner
    January 16, 2018 2:42 pm

    Mike was a good dude and a real mans-man. He will be missed dearly by family and friends alike. PRAYERS for the family and may Gods love and Peace be with you and a comfort to you.

  4. Shelia Wood
    January 16, 2018 3:25 pm

    Even in psaaing, he contnues to give to others. I’ve made a donation in Mikes name to St. Jude as requested. Deeply sorry for your loss and with you in love and prayer.

  5. Ann Adcox Crenshaw
    January 16, 2018 5:51 pm

    Sending prayers to Hope and family,may God wrap his arms around each of y’all during this time of sorrow.

  6. Carl & Elaine
    January 16, 2018 7:17 pm

    So sorry and Prayers for all . LOVE ❤❤

  7. Mark and Jean (White) Swann
    January 16, 2018 11:17 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Our prayers to all in the family.

  8. Heather Hyde
    January 17, 2018 4:23 am

    So sorry for your loss! Mr. Mike was always so nice. Praying for you & your family

  9. Rodney Toothman
    January 17, 2018 9:54 am

    Thinking of your family during this time of sorrow.

  10. Dennis and Ruth White Atkins
    January 19, 2018 11:54 am

    So saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. I know he will be greatly missed. May God’s peace surround all who loved him.

  11. Kathy Perry
    January 21, 2018 12:18 am

    Hope, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family during your time of loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family.

  12. Lisa Dean
    February 16, 2018 3:10 pm

    Mark, Darryl and family,
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I trust that God will grant you all comfort, peace, and rest and that He will take care of all your needs. My life was truly enriched upon having knowing Michael and for that I am grateful. May God continue to bless all of you.
    Love, Lisa

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