OBITUARY: Larry Pratt


Larry Pratt, 85, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday May 19, 2024, at his home.

Larry was born February 27, 1939, in Springfield, to the late Virgil and Velma Rawls Pratt.

He was a graduate of Coopertown High School Class of 1958, was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, was a former member of the Springfield Civitan Club, and attended Rock Springs Baptist Church. Larry served as choir director at Grace Baptist Church in Springfield for many years and was a member of the Grace Singers.

He started in business with Larry’s Buffet on Main Street in 1964, and then was the owner of Larry’s King Burger on 5th Ave, Rainbow Grill on Memorial Blvd, and then he was the retired owner of Larry’s Restaurant which is still on Central Avenue today. In his spare time he enjoyed skeet shooting.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Glenn, Joe, and Bill Pratt, and by his sister: Genelle Pratt Smith.

Larry is survived by his wife of 65 years: Charlotte Elliott Pratt of Springfield, by his sons and daughters-in-law: Wade and Mary Pratt of Springfield, Dale and Lori Pratt of Springfield, Alan and Sarah Pratt of Springfield, by his grandchildren: Elliott (Savannah) Pratt, John D. Pratt, Lakien (Derek) Kolwyck, Haley Pratt, Brooklyn Pratt, Abby Pratt, and Mason Pratt, and by his great-granddaughter: Oakley Pratt.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 24th at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Kyle Slater and Reverend Randy Harmon officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Dan Pratt, Dennis Pratt, Randy Crawford, Bubba Watson, Terry Atchley, and Perry Fisher serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Royce Yarbrough, Mike Reaves, Don Osborne, and all the past and present employees of Larry’s Restaurant. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Isaiah 1:17 House or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. All donations can be sent c/o the Robertson County Funeral Home.

Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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