Denver Prater, 78 of Pierceton, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at home. He was born October 14, 1942 to Elmer and Lula (Ousley) Prater. On October 29, 1960, Denver married the love of his life, Patsy Tolson; she survives.
Denver, affectionately known as “Pierre”, had a great sense of humor and enjoyed playing practical jokes on the grandchildren, He owned and operated his own business for many years, Denver’s Mobile Home Service and enjoyed working on his own truck and lawn mowers. Denver loved the Lord and enjoyed playing his guitar and writing music. He especially enjoyed traveling with his family and spending time by the ocean. He was a devoted husband and father and loved his family dearly.
Denver is survived his wife of 60 years, Pat; three children, Rhonda (Brian) McCleary of Warsaw, Jim (Kim) Prater of Etna Green, and Scott Prater of Pierceton; nine grandchildren, Jaci, Ashley, Katie, Tarah, Ryan, Brianna, Brookelyn, Stephanie, Brittanie; and 18 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four siblings, Gardis Prater of California, Edna May Slone of Sidney, Delmar Prater of Sidney and Betty Tolson of Warsaw.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter-in-law, Sandy Wright Prater.
Funeral services celebrating Denver’s life will be held at 10:30 am, Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the Free United Baptist Church, 7035 South State Road 13, Pierceton, IN 46562; Pastors Ward Etsie Allen and Luther Bailey will officiate with burial to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Pierceton. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and one hour prior to the service at the church.
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