Lester Prater, 71

Published 9:37 am Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lester Prater, age 71, of Winchester, KY and formerly of Breathitt Co., KY passed away on Fri. July 28, 2017 at Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard, KY.

Born June 8, 1946 in Jackson and was the son of Vincent and Corsie (Noble) Prater. Preceded in death by sister: Pauline Prater. Brothers: Elmer, Arnold, Dennis, Vincent JR., Earnest and Clarence Prater. Wife and mother of children: Lois (Hudson) Prater. He was a former employee of Falcon Coal Co. and R.J. Corman RR Co.

He is survived by wife: Patty (Walk) Prater of Winchester. Daughters: Missy (Bruce) Morton of Winchester; Shelby (Clint) Ison of Lexington; Stella Rose (David) Adkins of Morehead; Margaret (James) Henson of Campton; Renee (Lloyd) Roberts of Jackson; Tracy (Todd) Patrick of Campton; Nina (Jonathon) Reynolds of Lexington. Son: Michael (Jill) Prater of MO.; Brothers: Seldon (Jessie) Prater of Jackson; Ollie James (Shelby) Prater of SC. 20 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 4 special nieces.

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Funeral services Tues. Aug. 1, 2017 at Noon; Deaton Funeral Home Chapel; 15 Deaton Lane, Jackson, KY.; Jim Muncie officiating.; Burial in Jackson Cemetery, Jackson, KY. Visitation anytime Tues before funeral service.

Pallbearers: Grandchildren: Honorary Pallbearers: Former employees of Falcon Coal and R.J. Corman RR. Co.; Sons in law; John Gooch.