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Wayne Prater

October 13, 1931 November 5, 2017
Wayne Prater
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Obituary for Wayne Prater

Wayne Prater, 86 years of age of Kenosha, WI, formerly of Hurley, Vaa, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Kenosha Estates ins Kenosha, WI . Born October 13, 1931 in Hurley, VA, he was the son of the late Elster Prater and Stella Pruitt Prater.

Wayne was a United States Army Veteran having served during the Korean War, was a member of the VFW Post # 7360, was of the Christian faith, a loving father and brother.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Pauline Helton Prater, and second wife Opal Matney Prater, sisters Bertha Bradford, Nellie Dotson, Gracie Gertrude Estep and Naomi Lois Prater; brothers Elster Jr., Daniel, Ernest, George and Douglas Prater.

Survivors include his sisters Rachel Prater Slater and husband William of Kenosha, WI and Ruthie Deel of Dunn, NC; brother Willie Prater of TN; step-children Nadine Matney and Roger Matney both of Hurley, VA.

There will be no service for Wayne Prater at this time. Burial will be at the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, VA.

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The family of Wayne Prater have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA.

Cemetery Details


Mountain Valley Memorial Park Final Resting Place

32355 Riverside Drive
Big Rock, VA 24603

32355 Riverside Drive Big Rock 24603 VA
United States

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