Victor Lee Pratt,
An enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community, passed away on October 2, 2022, in
Sacaton, on the Gila River Indian Reservation. He was 86 years of age.
Mr. Pratt was born in Sacaton, on November 14, 1935. He grew up on the reservation in
Sacaton. He graduated from Casa Grande Union High School in 1953, where he was an
outstanding student and varsity pitcher for the Casa Grande Cougars.
After graduation from high school, he attended Phoenix College where he also was a pitcher for
the Phoenix College Bears. After graduation he enlisted and served in the United States Marine Corp from 1958 to Sep. 1962 and was honorably discharged
Upon his discharge he entered the federal government’s Indian Relocation Program and was
sent to Oakland, California, where he worked at General Motors in Freemont California for 24 years, then for the last 6 years in Kansas City Missouriand retired after 30 years of service.
Upon retirement he returned to Sacaton with his wife and youngest son and lived out his
remaining years among relatives and friends.
His favorite pastimes were reading, watching sports and news programs on television, listening to music and an avid Oakland Raider fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents Agnes Pratt and Samuel Pratt, Sr., “a former Gila River Indian Community Councilman”, 5 brothers, Samuel Pratt, Jr., Eric Wesley Pratt, Sr., Richard Blaine Pratt, Reynold George Pratt Sr. and Vern Stephen Pratt, two sisters, Barbara Pratt Jackson, and Lorena Pratt Enos, and by his wife, Lenora Davis Pratt, daughter, Victoria Lee Pratt and a son Gordon Enos.
He is survived by three sons, Roger, Howard, and Bradley Pratt, and a sister, Willardene Pratt
Lewis, sister-in-law, Matilda Pratt, stepdaughter, Jackie Garcia and by his beloved nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 8, 2022 beginning at 8am, Burial will follow at the East Cemetery in Sacaton, Arizona.
Pastor Randall Ruiz, Officiating Funeral services.