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Charles E. Prater

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Prater Charles E. Prater "Charlie", age 90, born May 1, 1926 in Eastern, KY passed away on March 19, 2017 at home. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Opal; son, Jim (Terry) Prater; daughters, Sue VanWalsen, Jane (Doug) Rowland, Diana (Jack) Wollett; grandchildren, Vicki Shepherd, Doug and Angie Rowland, Phil and Jeff Rodgers, Matt and Jack Wollett; 15 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren and brother, Hershel Prater. He is preceded in death by daughter Mary Holderby, parents Ella and William Prater, grandson Jimmy Prater, brothers Jerry and Ron Prater, sister Marcela Farmer. Charlie was a UAW auto worker and retired from General Motors where he worked for 30 years. He was a long time member of the Oakland Park Conservation Club and loved to fish and hunt. His favorite saying was "Is that right" or "you don't say". Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. followed by a service at 1:30 p.m. Rev. David Hogg, officiating. Private interment.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 22, 2017
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