James Marion Prater, age 65, passed away April 23, 2014. He was a native of Bedford County and a long time resident of Rutherford County. James served in the United States Marines and retired from Alvin C. York VA Hospital. He was a member of the American Legion and Family Worship Center.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Mitchell and Ethel Burnett Prater and brother, Mickey Prater. He is survived by his wife, Connie Patton Prater, daughters, Sheryl (Jeff) Weber of Murfreesboro, Tammy (Derek) McKee of Manchester; brother, Melvin Prater of Murfreesboro; and grandchildren, Chelsea, Preston and Emily McKee, Lyndsi and Dylan Weber.
Chapel service will be Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM at Jennings and Ayers. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens with Rev. Eddy Turner officiating. Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:00-8:00 pm at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130; 615-893-2422. Please leave condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com.