In Memory Of


Blacksburg, Virginia

Guest Book

joe white

September 12, 2013 | Clemson, SC

Betty Jo & the Prater family, I just now learned of Jack's passing. I really enjoyed knowing & working with Jack @ VT, as well as being your neighbor a few years before we moved to Clemson. Jack was a great ambassador for VT & the Hokie Nation has truly lost a great person ! Our thoughts & prayers are with you & all the family.

sandra thornton

September 11, 2013 | Salem, VA

Dear Mrs. Prater (Betty Jo), Molly, Steve, Family, and Friends, I was shocked to see of Mr Prater's (Jack's) passing. Seems like only yesterday he was the Eternal Hokie ! I remember in the 60's and 70's and 80's coming to Tech games, the college, and more, that y'all always treated me (spoiled me?) With treats and listening and made me feel special coming to games, then Tech,and afterwards. The last time we spoke was probably a few Christmas party's ago and I have fond memories. Peace be...

beth willard fife

August 31, 2013 | Myrtle Beach, SC

Steve & family,
Sorry for your loss. Thinking about you all. Enjoyed seeing your dad at Hokie Club events, always a joy to be around & proud of his children & grandchildren.

kathie worner

August 30, 2013

Prater Family---I am living in Minnesota this summer and just accessed the Roanoke times to learn that Jack has passed away. Dempsey and I are so sad for you. The photo with the obituary is exactly how I remember him.

debbie atkins

August 30, 2013 | Myrtle Beach, SC

Molly, Your Dad was such a nice and caring person, I am so sorry for your loss. Treasure your memories of your Dad and he will always be by your side.

doug & gail bright

August 30, 2013 | Glen Allen, VA

Our prayers are with you in your loss.

nicole wagner

August 30, 2013 | Radford, VA

Molly, I am so sorry for your loss. I have heard such wonderful stories about your dad over the years. He and my dad crossed paths when they attended VT and then played each other in PCC/BCC senior golf matches during their retirement years. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May your many memories bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

gail moles

August 30, 2013 | Riner, VA

Molly & Family,

Sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I hope it comforts you to know that your friends are thinking and praying for you during this difficult time. God Bless!


August 29, 2013

My poppa. I love him so much, il see him again one day.


Jack's Obituary

Jack W. Prater, 82, of Blacksburg, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Visitation will be held at McCoy Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2013, and the Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church at 600 Prices...

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