1932 Jack 2017

Jack Prather

February 27, 1932 — September 19, 2017

Eureka-Bates "Jack" Prather, 85, of Eureka, IL passed away at 10:05 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born on February 27, 1932 in Peoria, IL a son of Bates J. and Hulda Hodel Prather. He married Amelia "Milly" Prather on April 18, 1954 in Peoria, IL. She passed away May 1, 2016.

Survivors include one son, Bob(Marlene) Prather of Eureka; one daughter, Sue(Larry) Steffen of Fraser, CO; one brother, Warren(Carolyn) Prather of Tremont; five grandchildren, David(Tara) Prather; Kirk(Wendy) Prather; Clint Prather; Britt(Megan) Steffen; Whitney(Tyler) Huber;10 great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Joel Banwart of Eureka; Dave Klein of Peoria; six sisters-in-law, Ruth(Randy) Kellenberger of Washington; Linda(Lyle) Wettstein of Gridley; Evie(Gene) Heinold of Wanatah, IN; Elaine Haines of Chandler, AZ; Brenda (Charlie) Rosser of Peoria, IL; Rita(Ron) Sweetin of Loveland, CO.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jack was a research engineer at Caterpillar for 34 years retiring in 1990.
He served his country in the United States Army.

After Jack retired he volunteered at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria and he enjoyed helping his son and grandsons in the plumbing business.

He was a gentle soul and was a kind father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He served the Lord for many years.

Jack was a member of the Eureka Apostolic Christian Church where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 5-7p.m. at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and from 9-9:45a.m. on Monday before the services at church. Burial will be in the Washington Apostolic Christian Cemetery. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is handling arrangements for the family.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home or Apostolic Christian Life Points in Morton. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knappjohnsonharris.com.

Visitation

SEP 24. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Roanoke
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561-7648

Visitation

SEP 25. 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CDT)

Eureka Apostolic Christian Church
Eureka, IL

Funeral Services

SEP 25. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Eureka Apostolic Christian Church
Eureka, IL

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