James Michael Prater

Died: Thu., Nov. 5, 2015

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Mon., Nov. 09, 2015
Location: Prater Home

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James Michael Prater, 53 of Vale, N.C., formerly of Hurley, Virginia, passed away at his home on November 5th 2015.  Born in Buchanan County Virginia.  Son of the late Ferrell Prater and Abera Dotson Justice of Michigan. 

Mr. Prater is survived by his mother, Abera Dotson Justice, his children; Jeffery Van Prater and Michael Alexander Prater both of Vale, N.C., his wife Charlotte Earrine Prater of Vale, N.C., one sister Melissa Prater of Michigan, one grandchild, Breydon Waters and several loving nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father Ferrell Prater, one brother, Dennis Ferrell Prater, and several aunts, uncles, and Grandparents.

Mr. Prater was a resident of Hurley, Virginia most of his life.  He was a retired coal miner, and dedicated, loving father.  He loved fishing and was a diehard New England Patriots fan, and enjoyed playing chess in his free time.

The Prater family will have his memorial service at his home at 3:00 p.m. on November 9th, 2015.  Resting place in Grassy Fork of Pawpaw, Kentucky.  Honorable pallbearers; Eddie Matney, Darrell Estep, Bruce Slone, Aaron Cook, Ricky Akins, Rerun Jamie Stiltner, Dave Turley, Terry (Humpy) Dotson, and Mark Blankenship. 

E.F. Drum Funeral Home of Lincolnton is in charge of arrangements. 

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