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H. G. (Hiram Gilbert) Pratt

August 18, 1935 May 3, 2018
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Obituary for H. G. (Hiram Gilbert) Pratt

H.G. (Hiram Gilbert) Pratt, age 82, of Woodland Drive, Morehead, a well-known minister and businessman, won the promotion for which he had worked a lifetime on Thursday, May 3, 2018 when he passed peacefully from this world at his home.

Born August 18, 1935, in Hindman, he was the son of the late Fred T. and Peggy Combs Pratt. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Fred T. Pratt, Jr. and an infant brother, Joe Pratt, of whom he was slightly envious for having been “raised in Heaven”.
H.G. is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Anne “Annie” Murphy Pratt, whom he wed August 24, 1958; two sons, Mark Pratt of Indianapolis, IN and Todd (Sanchia) Pratt of Morehead; two daughters, Shannon Gottke of Bowling Green and Erin Miller of Clearfield; and eight grandchildren, Jordan, Ashley and Max Gottke and Gaige, Tanner, Hunter, Hayden and Hudson Pratt.

He is also survived by two very special honorary sons, Doug and Perry Prather of Morehead; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Baker of Somerset and Jeanette Reedy of Richmond; extended family, including his church family, and a lifetime’s worth of friends.

A Christian from his mother’s knee, he was a good and faithful servant of the Lord. H.G. was ordained into the ministry in 1971. He served as Associate Pastor at Morehead Freewill Baptist Church under the late Rev. Ted Greene, was Pastor at Locust Grove Baptist Church in Carlisle and later served as Pastor at Slaty Point Baptist. In 1992, he founded the Clearfield Baptist Church where he served as Pastor until 2011. He continued to be active in all church activities and was currently serving as the Sunday School teacher for Seniors.

H.G. was an adjustor for Kentucky Farm Bureau from 1961 to 1996, owned and operated H & R Block in Morehead from 1971 to 1984 and was a co-owner of C & P Plumbing. He was also a co-owner of Pat’s Pool Room which he considered an extension of his ministry.

He loved his family and was a quiet and steadfast presence in the lives of his children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors. Through the years, he officiated and often sang at countless weddings and funerals. He will live on in the hearts of all whose love, respect and trust he earned and his absence will be resounding.

“For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain, to the climber, is clearer from the plain.” ~Kahlil Gibran

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Pastor Steven Stanley and Dr. David Starcher officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers
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Visitation is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead.

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Visitation

Saturday

5

May

5:00 PM 5/5/2018 5:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 5/5/2018 9:00:00 PM
Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Inc.

400 Fraley Drive
Morehead, KY 40351

Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Inc.
400 Fraley Drive Morehead 40351 KY
United States

Service

Sunday

6

May

2:00 PM 5/6/2018 2:00:00 PM
Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Inc.

400 Fraley Drive
Morehead, KY 40351

Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Inc.
400 Fraley Drive Morehead 40351 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

3135 Flemingsburg Road
Morehead, KY 40351

3135 Flemingsburg Road Morehead 40351 KY
United States
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