Mr. P. W. (Sonny) Pratt, Jr. passed away on June 19, 2009 after a battle with cancer. He was born October 26, 1936 in Newton County to the late Parks Winfield, Sr. and Emma Thomson Pratt. P. W. graduated from Newton County High School in 1954 and the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1958 with a degree in industrial management. While at Tech., he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He received his MBA at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Of Business in 1959. He served in the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves. He was president of Pratt-Dudley Building Supply, Inc. in Covington and was a former member of the Covington City Council. Mr. Pratt is preceded in death by his brothers, William and James Pratt; sisters, Joyce Pratt Hopkins and Doris Pratt Kirkland.
Mr. Pratt is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Carole Weeks Pratt; son, Dr. Parks W. (Win) Pratt and wife Ginger Pratt of Dothan AL; daughter, Susan Pratt Mitchell and husband Dr. Jamie Mitchell of Monticello; grandchildren, John Winfield Pratt, Virginia Allison Pratt, Matthew Pratt Mitchell and Laura Ann Mitchell; brother, Hugh K. Pratt of Augusta; sisters, Sarah Pratt Moore of Covington, Anne Pratt Poss of Thomson; many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service for Mr. Pratt will be held on Monday, June 22, 2009, 11:00 A. M. at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, Covington with Rev. Malcolm C. Davis and Dr. Homer Sharp officiating. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access Road, Sunday, June 21, 2009 from 4:00 until 6:00 P. M. In lieu of flowers the family request that donation be made to Abbey Hospice, 215 Azalea Court, Social Circle, GA. 30025 or the charity of your choice.
Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, Covington, GA