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Date published: 9/1/2013

William O. Pratt

William O. Pratt, 79, of Charlottesville passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

He leaves behind daughter Angela Durand of Charlottesville; daughter Deborah Chappell of Fredericksburg; son Theodore Pratt of Caroline County; and grandchildren Jessica, Zachery, Jordon, Brandon and Cody. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Pratt, his mom Mabel and dad George Pratt.

William graduated from Virginia Tech. He was an Army veteran who served in the Korean War and retired from the Pentagon, where he worked as a nuclear safety engineer. William designed nuclear missiles for naval ships and briefed the President on numerous occasions. He also worked at Dahlgren for many years.

He was heavy into politics and ran for senator. He enjoyed camping and coaching soccer, and loved his family and friends very much. William had a zest for life, an optimistic attitude and a gentle loving spirit. He will be missed greatly.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the family cemetery in Indian Valley, Va.

Friends may send condolences to the family at hilland wood.com.