Mitchell Prater

August 18, 2011

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Mitchell Prater, age 77, resident of Mount Vernon, Kentucky and former Willard, Ohio resident passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2011 in the Compassionate Care Hospice in Richmond, Kentucky. Born on June 5, 1934 in Lackey, KY to the late Andy and Alice (Reed) Prater, Mitchell was a Willard resident from 1944 until 1961. He then moved to Mississippi and Indiana before finally settling back in Kentucky where he lived the rest of his life. Mitchell served the Army during the Korean War, and was the owner/operator of several businesses through his lifetime.
He is survived by his seven children, Mike Prater of North Vernon, IN, Johnathan Ray (Carolyn) Prater of Florence, KY, Ethan Prater of Edinburgh, IN, Jayne Prater of Columbus, IN, Teresa Heath of Orlando, FL, Xylena Prater of Mount Vernon, KY and Travis Prater of Mount Vernon, KY; three grandchildren, Theron and Danielle Heath and Ray Prater; two sisters, Celia (Aron) Holbrook of Willard, OH; and Violet (Ron) Cuny of Leavenworth, KS and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Andy Prater, Jr. and two sisters, Lelia Miller and Geneva McKinney.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 from Noon until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 PM with Rev. Ron Cuny officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Online condolences at


Jayne Prater - Aug 31, 2011

Just one last goodbye Daddy. I love you so much and will miss you always.
May all your 7 children be able to comfort eachother in the coming days/weeks and even years as we except that daddy is really gone.
Thank you friends and relatives for your flowers, prayers and condolences given to the family.
Prayers for lost of other relatives in the family for their comfort too.
Love you all

Roberta Adkins - Aug 22, 2011

My prayers go out to Mitchell’s family. My mother, Melba Sexton, is missed by all her family. Roberta Lynn Adkins

Michael Eugene Prater - Aug 21, 2011

Thought that is a nice picture of u Dad. Glad your horrible suffering is over and you are in the Lords Hands now. Thank you Dad for your lifetime of hard work and sacifice. And thanks for providing help to your children over the years when they really needed it. God Bless you and Keep you Dad. I miss you and love you DADDY!

Jari McKinney Amburgey - Aug 21, 2011

To the family. Geneva was my aunt….I miss her everyday. I want to express my deepest sympathy to the family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Rita (Reed) Faidley - Aug 20, 2011

My love and prayers to all of my cousin Mitchell’s family.
Remember all the wonderful memories you have and they will sustain you at this sad time.
God bless and watch over him and all his loved ones.