December 18, 1935 - December 8, 2021
Billy Ross Prather was born December 18, 1935 in Selmer, TN, the son of the late Billy Clyde Prather and Jewel Evans Prather. Billy was united in marriage to Phoebe Murray on August 17, 1957. Mrs. Prather preceded him in death on October 22, 2008. He served proudly in the United States Army and received his service cross, good conduct medal and the rank of Corporal before being honorably discharged in 1957. Billy continued in the Army reserves until 1962. Mr. Prather was a retired professional Truck Driver. He drove for Aqua Glass for 22 years with no accidents. He was a member of the Falcon Baptist Church in Selmer, TN. He took pride and was very active in helping hold elections in the Purdy Community for many years. Billy was a hardworking, no nonsense, stranger to complaining and family loving type of man. He enjoyed working outside, gardening, riding on his tractor, eating a catfish dinner, "breaking the crest on a buffet", and nothing more than a big breakfast. Mr. Prather departed this life on December 8, 2021 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 85. He is survived by two daughters, Regina Jackson of Selmer, TN, Lori Prather of Debary, FL; a son, Ronald Prather of Selmer, TN; eight grandchildren: Brad Prather and wife Brittni, Barry Prather and wife Krystina, Cole Prather, Wesley Prather, Ian McKewen, Kevin McKewen, Jessica Sue Inman, Karli Elizabeth Inman; three great grandchildren: Adyson Payge Prather, Timothy Todd Prather, Andrew Ryder Prather; three sisters: Louise Locke and husband Kenneth of Selmer, TN, Martha Hardin and husband Larry of Michie, TN, Margaret King and husband Martin of Corinth, MS; four brothers: Tommy Prather and wife June of Gilchrist, TN, Dr. John Prather and wife Barbara of Corinth, MS, Dave Prather and wife Karen of Murfreesboro, TN, Jerry Prather and wife Linda of Michie, TN; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Prather was preceded in death by a sister, Willie Rachel Black; and a brother, Bobby Gene Prather.
Billy Ross Prather was born December 18, 1935 in Selmer, TN, the son of the late Billy Clyde Prather and Jewel Evans Prather. Billy was united in marriage to Phoebe Murray on August 17, 1957. Mrs. Prather preceded him in death on October 22,... View Obituary & Service Information
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