James N Pratley
September 20, 1928 - January 16, 2020
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James N. Pratley, 91, passed away in Galveston on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Born September 20, 1928 in Eastland, Texas, he was the son of the late Nicholas Pratley and Katherine Andrews. Mr. Pratley attended public schools in Galveston and graduated from Ball High School in l945. He earned his BA from Oberlin College in…

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Jimmie Stathakos left a message on January 27, 2020:
TO THE MEMORY OF MY PROLIFIC CHILDHOOD FRIEND, JAMES N. PRATLEY. JIM, YOUR SUDDEN DEPARTURE FROM THIS EARTHLY EXISTENCE HAS LEFT A VERY GREAT AND SAD VOID IN MY LIFE. WE ENJOYED SO MANY YEARS OF TRUE FRIENDSHIP AND I NOW FEEL THE GREAT LOSS. WE ENJOYED SO MANY WONDERFUL CONVERSATIONS, YOUR KNOWLEDGE FAR OUTWEIGHING MINE BUT, WE HAD A VERY UNIQUE PLAYING FIELD WITH EACH OTHER. THE CHESS GAMES WE ENJOYED IN FRIENDLY RIVALRY WERE SO EXCITING. OUR MANY DISSERTATIONS TOOK SUCH A BROAD SCOPE OF ISSUES THAT WE SEEMED TO HAVE A NATURAL UNDERSTANDING OF THEM. YOURS THROUGH INTELLECT, MINE THROUGH WORLDLY EXPERIENCES IN THE YEARS OF SERVICE I HAD AS A U.S. MARINE. I HAD NO EXPECTATION, NOR DID YOU I AM SURE, OF THAT MOMENT OF CALLING FROM ABOVE. I WAS SO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU WHEN WE DISCUSSED AND YOU ACKNOWLEDGED TO ME OF THE EXISTENCE OF ‘A SUPREME BEING.’ I.E., GOD! YOUR RETURN TO HIS HOUSE OF WORSHIP MADE ME SO MUCH MORE SPIRITUALLY AWARE KNOWING YOU WERE IN HIS FOLD. WE BOTH ALWAYS LOOKED TO SEE OUR PRESENCE THERE AND THUS FOUND A PEACE UNLIKE ANY OTHER. YOU ARE GONE FROM US NOW AND, I CHERISH EVERY SINGLE MOMENT WE HAD TOGETHER. YOU SHALL ALWAYS BE IN MY PRAYERS THAT ‘THE SUPREME BEING’ HAS RECEIVED YOU INTO HIS BOSOM WITH HIS PROMISE OF LIFE ETERNAL. ADIEU MY BEST FRIEND. JIMMIE G. STATHAKOS 6518 FAIRWAY DR GALVESTON, TX 77551-1812
Demetris and Hellen Andritsakis left a message on January 27, 2020:
You will forever remain in our thoughts and hearts.
Bess Mitchell left a message on January 26, 2020:
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Bess Mitchell left a message on January 26, 2020:
I met James but once in church but he left a lasting, moving impression. A truly remarkable man with a remarkable legacy. May his rest be eternal. Bess Mitchell Galveston
Reba Hilbert left a message on January 23, 2020:
Oh, James, I hope you're frolicking on one of those Greek islands you wrote so eloquently about, with ouzo and donkeys and colorful characters. I will miss your sweet, funny emails, your intellect, and your friendship.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
joanie puma bennet left a message on January 22, 2020:
High altitude and ejection--who knew?! I thought Jim was a microbiologist and writer. I met him on the shuttle from Hobby Airport to Galveston 25? years ago. What a lovely, delightful man to have tennis and writing in common with. I hope he's in an azure or wine-dark heaven!
Sheronda Lartigue left a message on January 21, 2020:
I enjoyed my time with you Mr. Jim! You will never be forgotten 😫❤️
George Andrews left a message on January 21, 2020:
My Dear Cousin Jimmy, May you find eternal peace and joy with all your friends and loved ones who have been waiting for you. George Andrews
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