LOUISVILLE - Willis Pratt, 78, of Louisville passed away Sunday, December 27. 2020.
Willis was a member and trustee of Garrs Lane Methodist Church, a 1961 graduate of Butler High School and a graduate of U of L with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He retired from Brown Foreman Distillery after 45 years of service and is a Master Distiller Emeritus for Michter's Distillery. Willis was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Willis was known as "Doctor No" in the bourbon community. He was a master of perfection when it came to his bourbon. One of his proudest accomplishments was getting Michter's back on the shelf for all to enjoy.
He is preceded in death by his parents Vertie and Kenneth Pratt; grandson, Kyle; brother-in-law, Don Warner.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Oehrle) Pratt; three children, Paula Pratt, David Pratt (Carol) and Jason Pratt; two sisters, Tonya Warner and Sharon Prince (Bob); three sister-in-laws, Beverly Oehrle, Debbie Towler (Bob) and Tracy Hurst (Terry); three brother-in-laws, Paul Oehrle (Mary Jane), Richard Oehrle (Carol) and Wayne Clark (Marilyn); three grandchildren, Katie Blakeman (Brad), Shelby and Nolan; two great grandchildren, Avery and Owen; loving uncle to Kenny Warner (Donna) and several other nieces and nephews; his beloved dog Sophie.
Visitation will be held after 11 :00 A.M. Thursday with services at 5:00 P.M. Thursday at the Owen Funeral Home 5317 Dixie Hwy.
Memorial gifts to Kentucky Humane Society or The Ronald McDonald House.
Published by Courier-Journal from Dec. 28 to Dec. 30, 2020.