Jerry  Prater
Saturday
30
July

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Central Funeral Home, LLC
2812 Hillsboro Highway
Manchester, Tennessee, United States
(931) 723-7774
Sunday
31
July

Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Central Funeral Home, LLC
2812 Hillsboro Highway
Manchester, Tennessee, United States
(931) 723-7774

Obituary of Jerry Ray Prater

Beechgrove, Tennessee - Mr. Jerry Ray Prater, age 74, of Beechgrove, TN, passed from this life on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at his home. Mr. Prater was born in Woodbury to his late parents Joe L. Prater and Ona Nadine Pitts Prater. He worked full time for Cummins Signs in Murfreesboro for 25 years, while also row-cropping soy beans with his brother Lannie, wife, son and also grew pepper for several years afterwards. After retiring from Cummins, he and his wife started 4-J Chair Shop where they built hand-made rocking chairs, ladder backs and several other types of chairs with the help of son Jr., sister-in-law Pam, and later on son, Jeffery. Little did they know that their business would thrive for 32+ years. He was a member of the Iconium Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Lavada Duggin and Cathy Crouch; brothers, Lannie Prater and Dwaine Prater. Mr. Prater is survived by his wife, Joyce Prater; sons, JR (Rhonda) Prater and Jeffery (Heather) Prater; grandchildren, Kierstyn Prater, Amelia Prater, Paisley Prater, and Tori Prater. Visitation will be held Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 2:00pm from the chapel of Central Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Duncan Cemetery in the Goose Pond Community. Central Funeral Home is honored to serve the Prater family, 931-723-7774, centralfuneralhome.com
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