Jerry Richard (Rich) Prater of Mapleton, Oregon went to be with the Lord on December 2, 2021 at the age of 57.
He was born and raised in Florence Oregon and Graduated from Siuslaw High School. He participated in Wrestling and Football which led him to participate in the 1982 Oregon East West Shrine Football Game. He was inducted into the Siuslaw Hall of Fame as top athlete in 2015.
He is survived by his wife Kym Prater and seven children James, Andrew, Emily, Nicholas, Joshua, Hannah and Victoria as well as his parents Jerry and Ida Prater and his siblings and their spouses Donna and Joey Blankenship, Christine and Mike Lemhouse, Annette Prater and Jason Erickson, Nick and Lora Chen, and Anatole and Len Chen as well as many nephews and nieces and Aunts and Uncles and many cousins.
He was an avid bowler and enjoyed the outdoors.
He will be missed dearly by many.
Funeral arrangements have been made through Burns Riverside Chapel in Florence, Oregon and services will be held at First Baptist Church on Saturday December 11, 2021 at Noon.