Ray Prather, 86, of Catlin passed away at 3:25 pm on (October 28, 2019) at the Pleasant Meadows Senior Living, Chrisman.
Ray was born April 4, 1933 in Danville. He married Katie Prather on March 22, 1958 in Catlin. She preceded him in death on February 26, 2015.
Surviving are: one daughter: Teresa Prather of Danville; one son: Curt Prather of Oakwood, one granddaughter: Heather (John) Roberts; one grandson: Brandon Prather; two great-grandchildren: Kendall and Brady Roberts; one sister-in-law: Pat Prather; one brother-in-law: Ron Camp; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son: Charles “Chuck” Prather; three brothers: Earl, Hughie, and Roy Prather; one sister: June Falletti; four brothers-in-law: John Falletti, John Camp, Wes Doney, and Sam Ridlen; and four sisters-in-law: Marge Camp, Helen Ridlen, Betty Doney, and Virginia Camp
Ray graduated from Catlin High School in 1951. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. Ray was a die hard woodworker, University of Illinois Sport’s Fan, Bears Fan, and Cubs Fan.
He was a member of the Catlin Church of Christ where he had served as an elder and a deacon. He loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. He had served on the Catlin Village Board and for many years was the voice of the Catlin Wolverines Football.
Funeral services were November 4 at Robison Chapel, Catlin. Reverend Doctor Judy Ridlen officiated.
Burial was in Jones Grove Cemetery, Catlin, with military rites by the Davis Busby Catlin American Legion Post #776.
Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be offered at www.robisonchapel.com.