Haskel Prater, 95, died Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at Woodbury Nursing Center following an extended illness.
A native of Cannon County, he was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ, a high school teacher in Woodbury; and he built dams all over the United States.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Harrison Prater, Osie May Rigsby Prater; wife, Opal Winnett Prater; Brothers, Truman & B.H. Prater, Jr. and sister, Opal Prater.
His Daughter and Son-in-law: Patricia and Boyd Spry of McMinnville.
Son and Daughter-in-law: Phil and Judy Prater of Murfreesboro.
Grandchildren: Jeff and David Spry, Katie & Bubba Prater.
Great Grandchildren: Amanda, Tyler and Lexie Spry, Olivia & Peyton Prater.
Brothers: J.C. Prater of CA., Edmond Prater of Clarksville and Carl Prater of Murfreesboro.
Funeral services will be in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, with Bro. George Kessler, Bro. Herb Alsup and Bro. Jeff Spry officiating.
Burial will be in Centerhill Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 from 3 to 8 p.m.
December 21, 2010
December 22, 2010 at 9:35am
Mr. Prater was a craftsman in woodwork. He and his family were first class carpenters.
December 22, 2010 at 6:42pm
Haskel Prater was a true Christian gentlemen. I was privileged to fish with him in Florida and came to love and respect him. The world will be a darker place without him. God bless his family at this time of homegoing.
December 24, 2010 at 9:49pm
Such a sweet man. He will be missed.
January 13, 2011 at 2:04pm
He was my dad's brother, and a wonderful uncle. He loved children, and he loved life. I will miss him.
January 13, 2011 at 2:12pm
He was a wonderful, Christian man who loved his family, and he loved life. I will miss my Uncle Haskel.