Sidney E. Prater

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3/18/2014 18:00:00

SR 39 Tiro OH 44887 3/19/2014 11:00:00

Sidney E. Prater, 84, of Plymouth, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield, Ohio. He was born on January 7, 1930 to the late J.R. and Anna (Hicks) Prater in Floyd County, KY. Sidney worked at Pioneer Rubber Co. for 24 years and later retired from Leonhart Gas & Oil in Tiro. He loved Blue Grass music and playing the banjo.
Sidney is survived by his wife, Nancy Joyce Prater whom he married on December 16, 1967; his son, Terry Prater of Willard; Terry’s mother, Wanda Yenni of Willard; his daughter, Carrie (Randal) Marfia of Celeryville; his three grandchildren, Zane, Sydnee and Kiver; two step-sons, Jim (Kristi) Cutright of Ashland, two grandchildren, Brad and Brittany and Kenneth Cutright of Willard and two grandsons, William and Josh.
He is preceded in death by his parents and step daughter Jackie Cutright.
There will be memorial calling hours Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Tiro United Baptist Church with Pastor Merlin Dye officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Noah’s Lost Ark, 8424 Bedell Road, Berlin Center, OH 44401. Online condolences may be made to the family at


kiver - Sep 27, 2021
I will always love you bye grandpa
Randal - Mar 18, 2014

Mr. Prater, You are a great father, grandfather and friend. You are a kind hearted, caring man of many talents. Your mentoring and graceful nature has made me a better man. I was blessed with such a great father in law that made me feel like a son. I will miss the great times we had together mushroom hunting, papaw picking, festivals, Kentucky trips, working together and most of all talking about our wives.ļ. Those memories will be forever cherished. You are now and will forever be surrounded by the music that you so loved. Until we meet again, may you rest in peace knowing we all love you dearly.

Billie and Claris Hicks - Mar 18, 2014

Terry and all the Prater family so sorry to hear of our Brother in the lord passing. We loved him use to work with and for him at pioneer Rubber, but really enjoyed him so much for almost a year since he became a Christian, just think he is with his mom and dad and rejoicing in Heaven. We love you Terry you grew up with our children Earl, Kathy and Judy they all thought the world of you. Joyce I always enjoyed talking to you My husband is a 3rd cousin to Sid on the Hicks side
. Our love and Prayers are with all of you.

Bob - Mar 18, 2014

So sorry to hear the passing of Sid, he will greatly missed. From the Stella Carpenter family.

Dave Prater - Mar 15, 2014

So sad to hear this he was a great friend,my condolences and prayers are with you

Brenda Schuller-Daniel - Mar 15, 2014

Dear Praters,
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and I grieve your loss right along with you. If there is anything I can do please don’t hesitate to call on me.

Gary & Tina Isaac - Mar 14, 2014

Terry and family..So sorry to hear the passing of Sid..Gary always looked up to him..we are thinking of you in this time of sorrow.

Brian Bevier - Mar 13, 2014

Terry, I am really sorry to read of the passing of your father. It is never an easy process and please know that I am available at all times my friend.

Lorna Tuttle Lacey - Mar 13, 2014

Terry, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know, if I can do it I surely will. Love you

Rita (Reed) Faidley & Ogil Reed - Mar 13, 2014

So sorry to hear of Sid’s passing….he was a wonderful friend and neighbor for a lot of years. My parents lived close to his parents in Willard, Ohio, many, many years ago. The entire family were always there for anyone who needed help of any kind.
Always enjoyed talking with Sid, he could tell the best stories..
God Bless and be with all of his wonderful family.
Ogil had talked with Sid just a few weeks ago and he said he’d had a few problems, but nothing in particular. May he rest in peace.

Chuck - Mar 13, 2014

Pop, I miss you, but knowing your spirit is now free from the pain, cold and blindness, I think I’ll be ok. These past few years with you have been a blessing I will cherish always.

Carrie - Mar 12, 2014

I wish I could have been there to hold your hand, kiss your forehead, and say I love you before you left us. I hope you knew how important you were, and always will be to me. I’d give anything to have you back even for a few seconds, just so I can tell you how much I love you. There will never be a day that passes by that you are not remembered and thought of. I love you,
Love Always,
Your little girl

Jim Holloman - Mar 12, 2014

I would like to send condolence to the family. Sid was a joy to talk to and be around I am sure he is playing his music and telling his stories. Rest in peace you earned it.