Eugene Nathaniel Prater, 90, a McMinnville resident and Warren County native, was born June 24, 1929 and passed away April 20 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was a farmer, a Christian, a member of Keltonburg Church of Christ, and the son of the late Samuel Arley and Mary Ellen Lowe Prater. He was also preceded in death by grandson Robert Dunn, sisters Nina Prater McCormick and Lucille Prater Rhinehart, and brothers Cecil, Glenn, and Luther Prater.
Mr. Prater was married almost 70 years to Mamie Virginia Blankenship Prater, who survives. He is also survived by son and daughter-in-law Mark Anthony (Paula) Prater of McMinnville, three daughters and sons-in-law Carmella (Eugene) Womack of McMinnville, Mary Jane Prater of McMinnville, and Rebecca (Anthony) Campbell of Rock Island, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Prater was very adventurous. He was a charter member of the Tennessee National Guard in McMinnville and served for 14 years. He also served for several years in the Tennessee State Guard. He was a dairyman for 45 years. He was an advisor and traveled for three weeks through Cambodia on a benevolent mission. He oversaw the collection of clothing and medical supplies that were sent to Cambodia.
A private graveside and interment for family only will be held at Webb Cemetery at Bluff Springs with Bobby Cloyd officiating. No visitation will be held at High’s. Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 22, 2020