Harold P. Prater

Born: Tue., Mar. 12, 1935
Died: Wed., Jan. 6, 2021

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jan. 25, 2021
Location: Woodridge Memorial Park

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Harold P. Prater, 85, of West Columbia died January 6,2021. Born in Newberry County, he was the son of the late Eugene and Bessie Prater. He retired from Carolina Eastman. He was also a member of the Masons. Mr. Prater served in the National Guard.
Mr. Prater is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Prater. He is also survived by 3 sons, Harold L. Prater (Karen), D. Wayne Prater (Tracy), and J. Ray Prater; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Mr. Prater was a beloved husband, Papa, and friend. He loved his family and friends dearly. He loved to talk and always knew someone wherever he went. If he didn’t, then he would have a new friend when he left.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11am on Monday, January 25,2021 at Woodridge Memorial Park in Lexington.
Active Pallbearers will be Lenny Martin, Tim Seek, Matt Seek, Damon Prater, Jimmy Reed, and Chase Seek.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Gage Jones, Carson Seek, and Erik Seek.
*Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Harold P. Prater*

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Bill Cash
   Posted Fri January 22, 2021
Sorry to hear of Harolds death. Worked with him many years at Eastman. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

ray&sally Jackson
   Posted Sun January 24, 2021
So very sorry to learn of Harold's passing. He was a very caring & kind man. I am very honored to have known him & Mary Ellen. May God bless him & his family & hold them close during this difficult time. They were so kind & loving to my sister Patricia Murray Prater Zeigler. God Bless. Sally & Ray Jackson

Steven James Coker
   Posted Mon January 25, 2021
We are sad to read of Harold's passing. Our condolences to the family.

The obituary mentions Harold's wife Mary Prater. Her maiden name was Mary Ellen Wise, daughter of Gladys Miriam Shealy and Henry Walter Wise.

Harold was my 2nd cousin.

Eugene Lavaughan "Vaughan" Prater 1914-2006
Father of Harold Prince Prater

Eugene Carlton Prater 1890-1959
Father of Eugene Lavaughan "Vaughan" Prater

Robert Lee Prater Sr 1866-1926
Father of Eugene Carlton Prater

Melda D Scott
   Posted Mon February 01, 2021
So sorry to hear of your passing. We shared so many memories and family. May God bless your soul.

Glennette Pappas
   Posted Sun February 07, 2021
Mrs. Prater, Sympathy and prayers for the family. Mr Prater and my father, Glen Gillespie, worked together for many years at Eastman. I remember you both being at our house often during my childhood. May God grant you peace and comfort. Glennette Gillespie Pappas

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