Carl Eldon Prater, age 84, passed away at his home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Oct. 15, 2019. Carl was a native of Cannon Co., where he grew up in the Leoni Community. Carl lived in Murfreesboro for a number of years and was a member of the East Main Church of Christ. He attended high school in Cannon Co. and was later drafted into the U.S. Army. He was later employed by Samsonite Corp. for 37 years, after which he retired. He enjoyed spending his time doing woodworking. Carl was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Benjamin Harrison Prater, Sr. & Jimmie Blanton Prater; Brothers, J.C. Prater, B.H. Prater, Jr. & Edmond Prater; Sisters, Nora Prater St. John & Lola Prater Ramey; and two half-brothers, Haskell Prater and Truman Prater. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Grace Witty Prater; Son, Greg Prater (Isabel Gauthier) of Nashville & daughter, Jennifer Prater King (Brian Tedrow) of Eagleville; three grandchildren, Natalie (Shaun) Bell, Chase (Tira) Prater, & Tanner King; two great grandchildren, Lincoln & Story Bell; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be 2 PM Sunday, October 20, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bros. Wayne Langford, James Lively, & Herb Alsup officiating. Interment will follow at Leoni Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM Saturday, October 19, 2019.
The family would like to express their deep felt thanks to Willowbrook Hospice nursing staff for their excellent in-home care allowing him to remain in his home with family and his beloved companion, Dixie.
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