STEPHENVILLE ó John Kenyon Pratt, 83, a retired English professor, died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at a local hospital.

John was born on January 13, 1924 in McKinney to Weaver and Winnie Kenyon Pratt. He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelorís and Masterís degree in English. John retired from Tarleton State University in 1985, having taught there for more than 25 years. In respect of his wishes, there will be no services.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Jane Pratt; sister, Rosemary Langston of Tulsa, Okla.; niece, Paula Eggert of Sand Spring, Okla.