The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 9, 2013

Ronny Pratt

Published 10-10-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Ronny Pratt, 54, of Medford, Okla., passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack early Tuesday morning, Oct. 8, 2013, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid.

A rosary and remembrance service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, with Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Both services will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, Medford, officiated by Rev. Carl Janocha. Burial will be in St. Mary Calvary Cemetery north of Medford, with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home Inc. of Medford.  Memories may be shared with the family at www.lanmanmemorials.com.

Ronny was born in Medicine Lodge, Kan., on Dec. 12, 1958, the son of Norma Peacock Pratt Miller and Jim Pratt.

He attended school in Fairview through his junior year, graduating from Ringwood High School in 1978. Ronny was all-state football at Ringwood.

Ronny married Cindy Arterburn Dec. 19, 1986, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Medford. To this marriage, two sons, Cody and Cole, were born. Jesse, Ronny’s son from a previous marriage, lived with Ronny and Cindy for many of his school years.

Ronny’s career was varied from driller, truck driver, compressor and vehicle mechanic. In his earlier years, Ronny worked in the oil field for his father’s company, Jim Pratt Drilling.

Ronny and Cindy owned and operated Pratt and Sons, a tire and repair shop, for several years in Medford. Recently, Ronny had been employed by SandRidge Midstream as a lead compressor mechanic.

Ronny enjoyed anything to do with fishing, hunting, NASCAR and the lake. Ronny especially enjoyed time spent with his boys tinkering with anything mechanical.

Ronny was a hard and dedicated worker at any job he undertook. Ronny was a friend to everyone and would help anyone at the drop of a hat. No one was a stranger to Ronny. There was only one ‘love of his life,’ his wife Cindy.

Ronny is survived by his wife, Cindy of Medford; sons, Cole of Medford/Okmulgee, Cody and wife Jalynne of Medford, and Jesse and wife Jayce of Ada; three grandchildren, Matthew, Payten and Emma; mother, Norma Miller of Woodward; father and stepmother, Jim and Jean Pratt of Ringwood; sister, Cindi Shurtz and husband Wayne of Woodward; stepbrothers, Steve McKnight and wife Jerri of Coldwater, Kan., and Joe Miller and wife Leah of Fairview; stepsister, Debby Galvan and husband Alizar of Kingwood, Texas; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Peggy and Chip Cooper of Bristow, Albert Taber of Bixby, Bob and Jan Arterburn of Wichita, Kan., Karen and Carter Junghanns of Jenks, and Joan and Randy Kretchmar and Lisa Skrdla, all of Medford; stepsisters, Janice Lemons and Gail McLain; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by stepfather, Bev Miller; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Eleanor Arterburn; grandparents, Vern and Clara Burgess and Jesse and Maggie Pratt;  stepsister, Gina Riemann; stepbrothers, Gary Miller and Jerry Miller; and sister-in-law, Barbara Taber.

Ronny’s kind deeds and sense of humor will be dearly missed. He was a loving husband, father, son, ‘grandpa,’ brother, uncle and friend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made through Lanman Funeral Home Inc., P.O. Box 280, Medford, OK 73759 to the St. Mary Building Fund.

(Submitted by family)