Jack Allen Pratchard, 82, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Friday April 3, 2020 in Lawrenceburg, IN.
He was born April 13, 1937 in Cincinnati, OH, son of the late Lester Pratchard and Ruth (Frederick) Pratchard.
Jack was very patriotic and was proud to have served his country in the United States Marines. He was the Owner/Operator of Jack’s Carpet Cleaning, retiring after over 12 years of service. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Greendale, IN. He served as an usher at church and sang in the choir. Jack loved to hunt. He deer hunted for many years, but also hunted for duck, bear, rams, and elk. Jack had a great sense of humor and loved to be around people. He was a story teller and did not know a stranger. He will be missed by his family, many friends, and church family.
Jack is survived by his loving spouse of 63 years, Nita (Collins) Pratchard; children, Jack Allen Pratchard of San Francisco, CA, John Lester Pratchard of Versailles, IN, Gena Lynn Shell of Aurora, IN, and Linda Diane Phelps (Fiancé, Tony Waldron) of Moores Hill, IN; grandchildren, Jason Pratchard, Erin Pratchard, Katie Pratchard, Steven Aldama, Sarah (Brian) Wilson, Lori Phelps, Rebecca (Brandon) McKnight, and Jake Shell; great grandchildren, Candice, Lana, Kaden, Layla, Ryleigh, Reese, Riann, Ruby, Blaze, Cali, Journi, and Caiden, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents, Lester Pratchard, Ruth (Frederick) Pratchard, Grandson, Justin Pratchard, 3 sisters, 1 brother.
Private services will be held by his loving family due to the Corona Virus. Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Contributions may be made to the Bible Baptist Church or the Charity of Donor’s Choice. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.
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