James Pratt, 75, of Ponte Vedra Beach, passed away June 28, 2018.
He was born in Virginia, and moved to North Carolina when he was 10. Jim attended North Carolina State University and graduated from the University of Richmond where he received a bachelor's degree in commerce. Later, he completed a three-year course of study at the Securities Industry Institute sponsored by the Securities Industry Association at the Wharton School. He also completed a master naturalist program at the University of Florida. He was married to Mary-Stuart Dent in 1966.
Jim worked as a Financial Advisor for Merrill Lynch. He was an active member of the Anglican Church of Our Savior. He obtained the rank of Eagle Scout and received his God and Country Award in the Boy Scouts. He volunteered for Beaches Habitat and Mayo Clinic. He was a member of the Navy League, Commodore's League and Coast Guard Auxillary. He loved his pets, enjoyed nature, boating, and traveling, was an avid college football fan - especially the Florida Gators. He was most passionate about his family, his friends, and his church.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary-Stuart; children, Holly (James) Behncke, Catherine (Graham) Wilbraham; grandchildren, Michael Behncke, Dylan and Michaela Wilbraham; brothers, Steven and David; sister Pamela Pratt Kinlaw; sister-in-law, Betsy (Gunnar) Miller, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial Service at 10 am on July 12, 2018 at Anglican Church of Our Savior, 2092 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Inurnment at 1 pm at Oaklawn Cemetery, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. Arrangements entrusted to Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Church of Our Savior of Jacksonville Beach, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, or S.A.F.E Pet Rescue of St. Augustine, Florida.