Herbert Lee Pratt, Sr.

February 26, 1941 ~ March 30, 2024

Herbert Lee Pratt Sr. 83, of Lake Charles, La, went to meet his Savior on Saturday, March 30, 2024.

Herb was born in Lake Arthur, LA on February 26, 1941, to Ernest and Elia Pratt.

He was raised in Lake Arthur and upon graduating high school chose to join the United States Air Force. While in the military his main occupation was Water Treatment Engineer, he served in Vietnam along with other deployments over the years. His time in the Air Force was span from 1959 thru 1979, the last few of which he took pride in training new recruits. MSGT Herbert Pratt was an Air Force man proud and true. After retiring from the USAF, he came to Lake Charles and continued a career in Water Treatment. He worked for the City of Westlake and Community Resource Group from which he retired a second retirement. He was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church, Lake Charles. Herb and wife Elda loved to travel and spend time with their children, grand children and great grand children.

Those left to cherish his memories are his children: Angela Guillot, husband Joseph, Victoria Yocum, husband Ken, Carla Pratt, and Herbert Lee Pratt Jr, wife Dawn, Stepson, James Ferris, wife Misty, numerous grand children and great grand children. Sisters, Nancy Tarlton and Audrey Downs, husband Lanny and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Elda, siblings- Letha, Johnny, Pete, Bill aka T-Man and Stepson, Sam Guillory.

Funeral Services will be held in the Lake Street chapel of Johnson Funeral Home on Friday April 5, 2024, at 1:00 pm. A visitation will be held on Thursday April 4th at Johnson Funeral Home from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday from 9:00 am until the time of services at Johnson Funeral Home. Interment will be at Prien Memorial Park on Country Club Rd. Lake Charles, with Military Honors.


Visitation: Thursday, April 4, 2024
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Visitation: Friday, April 5, 2024
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Funeral Service: Friday, April 5, 2024
1:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. Candle 2Gonna miss you my brother but Im sure Elda is happy to see you.
    What memories we shared.
    Save a spot with moma and daddy for me and tell them all I love and miss them.

  2. Candle 1My condolences to Mr Herb’s family. He and my dad ( Charles Cunningham) were in P.W.P many years ago. He was a kind man. R.I.P 🙏🏼🙏🏼

  3. Oh my Daddy we got to know each other in a special way since 2018. We bonded greatly and I will forever miss you 😢 love you forever.

  4. Physical distance kept us apart, but our love kept us together in heart and spirit. I wish I could’ve seen the meeting you had with Jesus and the reunion with Momma, Daddy, your brothers and my Tracy. I can only imagine, what a Day of Rejoicing that was. Thank you Jesus for your gift of salvation that one day I’ll not only meet you , but I’ll see my brother Herbert and others who are waiting for me.

  5. Candle 7Mr Pratt was my dad’s roommate at the VA home in Jennings. He was a sweet man and a good roommate to my dad. He helped him acclimate to living there. He always called for help when daddy fell or dropped his controls. He will be greatly missed. May God send His Holy Spirit to the famil and give y’all peace.

  6. My dearest big brother, I will miss you but I know you are no doubt happy where you now are. We shared great times growing up. In later years you were always good about taking care of things for me like surprising me with a new kitchen faucet and other handyman things. But oh how you made me and Elda work along with you fetching things you needed. We argued and got angry with each other but you were my brother, always there for me. I will love you and look forward to joining you one day. Save a spot at mommas table.

  7. Mr. Herb was a great guy to work for and cared for the communities we served. Prayers for the family

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