Orcie S. Pratt, 83, of Weirton died Saturday January 21, 2006 at the Valley Hospice Palliative Care Unit in Steubenville, OH. Orcie was born on January 6, 1923 in Pennsboro, WV, the son of the late Orlea T. and Florence M. (Riddle) Pratt. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Orlea Pratt, Jr., and his sister, Virginia Culnon. Orcie retired with 36 years of service from Weirton Steel Corporation where he worked on the pickler in the Strip Steel . He also worked in the Acid Plant. Orcie served his country in the United States Army, during World War II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Weirton, AF & AM Lodge # 171, and the Colliers Sportsman’s Club. Orcie enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle E. (Williams) Pratt, whom he married on October 4, 1948; a son, James Stephen Pratt and his wife Janet of Wintersville, OH; a daughter, Donna Rae Barksdale and her husband Steve of Saint Mary’s, WV; ; four grandchildren, ;Jamie Kuester and her husband Bob, Justin Pratt, Andrew and Emily Barksdale. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Monday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV, where funeral services will be held 11AM Tuesday. Pastor Chuck Jerman will preside. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Hospice 380 Summit Avenue Steubenville, OH 43952 Share tributes and memories with his family at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. Mrs. Pratt You have my deepest sympathy. I work at the Krogers on Three Springs and when you and your husband came in it was always a pleasure to talk to both of you. God Bless and give you peace at this difficult time.

  2. Dear Donna & family: I am not able to come up, but I wanted to let you know my thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God bless & keep you. -Tamara

  3. Donna, I didn’t get the news until this morning when I came to work. If I cannot get there this evening, please know that I am thinking of you and your family and hope you will find comfort in his peace. We are all thinking about you at work today. Joyce Hagerty

  4. Donna, I didn’t get the news until this morning when I came to work. If I cannot get there this evening, please know that I am thinking of you and your family and hope you will find comfort in his peace. We are all thinking about you at work today. Joyce Hagerty

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