Prather, Thomas Hardy
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Feb. 10, 1923 - Oct. 27, 2012
Thomas Hardy Prather passed away at the age of 89 years old on Saturday, October 27, 2012 after a short illness. A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 am on Friday, November 23 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3011 19th Avenue West, Bradenton, FL (34205) with a private interment subsequently at Sarasota National Cemetery. Hardy is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Freda; his son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Beverly Prather and their children and spouses, Jennifer and Mike Taylor, Benjamin and Jennifer Sabo, and Nathan and Jennifer Sabo; and his daughter and son-in-law, Robyn and Jerry Spangler and their children, Jared and Meagan, as well as eight great grandchildren. Hardy was born in Miami, Florida, graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. degree in Forestry and was a lifelong Gator fan. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II and the U.S. Air Force in the Korean Conflict. He was a professional Scout Executive with the Boy Scouts of America for many years and a professional fundraiser for not-for-profits until his retirement. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in remembrance of Hardy to Westminster Presbyterian Church at the above address.
Published in Herald Tribune from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2012