John Lee Pratt, 54, of Purgitsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Romney.

Born Sept. 24, 1965, in Petersburg, he was the son of Judy F. (Pratt) Leatherman of Fisher and the late John Lee Reel. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sherri Renee Pratt; and half sister, Libby Ann Reel.

John attended Moorefield High School and was an automobile mechanic and a former employee of Fitzwater Trucking, Moorefield. 

He is survived by  two daughters, Amanda  Barrett of Wardensville and Heather Pratt of Moorefield; two grandchildren; one sister, Julie “Sue” Pratt of Fisher; one half sister, Kathy Bobo of Fisher; and one half brother, Marshall “Ike” See of Cross Junction,Va.

In accordance with John’s wishes, his body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Memorials may be made to the Pratt family, c/o Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, WV  26847. Condolences to the family may be left at