James Prater

James Prater

James Thomas Prater, 69, of Lafayette, passed away on Dec. 19, 2019 at Nashville's Vanderbilt Medical Center.

James was born on Nov. 24, 1950, in Franklin, Kentucky, to the late James Oliver and Effie Prater.

His final days were spent surrounded by the family and friends who he loved so much.

James' life may have been cut short, but he touched the hearts of many while he was with us.

In 1994, James married the love of his life, Patricia. Not only did he love Patricia, but he loved her children as well. James enjoyed family and friends coming together for holidays, birthdays or just visiting. He loved to fish and spoil his grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory is: his wife of 25 years, Patricia C. Prater of Lafayette and eight step-children, 23 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are: his brother, David Prater (Debra); sisters Dora Welch (Wes), Betty McEyea; and a very special friend to James and Patricia, Patricia Dakhoo.

The family has chosen cremation, with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate memorial contributions to assist with funeral arrangements.

Church & Chapel Funeral Service is honored to be in charge of the arrangements.