OBITUARY

John Millard Prater

December 3, 1939April 1, 2018
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John Millard Prater, age 78 of Winder, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018. He was a member of Bear Creek First Baptist Church. John retired as a pipe fitter and was a member of The Pipe Fitters Union Local 72. After retirement John work several years at Sam’s Club in Buford in the demo dept. John was a veteran, serving in the navy during The Vietnam War and he was a Master Mason and a member of Riverdale Masonic Lodge # 709. He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard Armus and Melba Carver Prater; a brother, Charlie prater and two sisters, Joyce Poucher and Patty Patton. John is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Nancy Gray Prater of Winder; three daughters, Tammy Davis (John) of Mabelton, Kathie Rash (Scott) of Winder and Sherry Atwood (Tony) of Jefferson; a brother, Ronnie Prater (Shirley) of Braselton; two grandchildren, Stacy and Destiny Rash and two great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Khloe Reed. A memorial service will be held at 4PM Thursday, April 5, 2018 in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Wright officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Donations may be made to The Georgia Masonic Children’s Home in memory of John.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Memorial Service Thursday, April 5, 2018
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Nancy Lawson

April 3, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the difficult days ahead. May the Lord bless and keep you.

Prayfully,
Nancy Lawson - - Lockhart, SC
(Friend of Polly)

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