PRATER— Jerry Richard (Rich) Prater passed away on December 2, 2021. He was 57.
Services were held at First Baptist Church on Dec. 11, 2021. After the service, his wife Kym Prater said, “This is Rich, the happy Hebrew. I never saw him without a smile. At his celebration of life ceremony, believer after believer stood up and spoke about his passion (love affair) with God and how he obeyed God’s commandments. I’m not sure they realized the two were connected, but they all noticed. As a young man he was the hometown football star. Little was said of this. A few thoughts about his work. But the believers all mentioned his obedience. What a strong witness the earth has lost.”