Anderson - Robert L. Prater, 84, Anderson, died July 2, 2011 at St. Vincent's Seton Specialty Hospital .
He was born May 15, 1927 in Anderson. He lived in Anderson all his life and retired from Delco-Remy Division of General Motors after 38 1/2 years of service. Robert served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Church of The Brethren and a longtime member of The Benevolent Order of Elks #209.
He is survived by his wife whom he married June 5, 1948, Vivian "Joan" (Bell) Prater of Anderson. Children; Linda (husband, Gerald) Jones of Anderson, Michael (wife, Debra) Prater of Cookeville, Tennessee and David (wife, Teresa) Prater of Noblesville. Seven grandchildren; Kevin Jones, Amy Jones, Kelly (husband, Brad) Douglas all of Anderson. Michael Prater II and Kimberly (husband, Jamie) Chaffin of Cookeville, Tennessee. Nicole Prater and Kristin Prater of Roseburg Oregon and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; William H. & Neoma E. (Madara) Prater.
Visitation will be from 12:30-2:30 PM on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 West 53rd Street, Anderson, Indiana.
Services will be Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 2:30 PM, at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 West 53rd Street, Anderson, Indiana, with Rev. Kevin Whitmore officiating.
Burial will be in Mendon Cemetery-Pendleton .
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Church of The Brethren or the charity of the donor's choice.
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