Prats, Robert

Robert Lee Prats

Robert “Bob” Lee Prats, 83, of Morenci, Mich., died July 11, 2020, at Country Living of Hillsdale.

He was born Dec. 6, 1936, in Akron, Ohio, to Vincent and Grace Prats. He and his wife, Ethel, made their home in Toledo, Ohio, for more than 45 years.

Bob was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He retired from Roadway Express in Toledo after 30 years of service. He was a proud member of the Teamsters Local 20. He loved football, especially Ohio State and Whitmer High School. For many years he worked the chains for Whitmer’s home games and was a big supporter of all Whitmer athletics.

After retirement, Bob enjoyed volunteering at Bedford Hills Golf Course. He was an avid golfer who made three holes-in-one in his lifetime. Bob was a very charismatic guy and made friends wherever he went.

He is survived by sons Kenneth Lee (and Anita) Prats and Robert Lee Prats; sister, Grace Gillings; grandchildren Evan (and Kelly) Rokicki, Stephanie (and Trevor) Dominique, Kaycee (and Brandon) Keezer and Gretchen Prats; great-grandchildren Lauryn, Adia, Denver, Virginia, Tarryn and Rose.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel; a daughter, Pamela; brother, Vincent; twin brother, Ralph; and a sister, Delores. 

A private family service will be held.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.