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Vincent Patrick Prater

October 22, 1965 - November 5, 2009

RIVERTON – Vincent Patrick Prater, 44, of Riverton died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 22, 1965, in Springfield, the son of William Bill and Emogene Emma Derryberry Prater. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Amber Nicole Prater.

Mr. Prater was a painter for Zara’s Collision Center.

He loved water, fishing and pitching horseshoes and was a St. Louis Cardinals and NASCAR fan.

Surviving are his parents, William Bill and Emogene Emma Prater; a sister, Melissa (Ricky) Hill of Springfield; a brother, Shane (Cindy) Prater of rural Springfield; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of services at noon Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home with Paul Cox officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Boulevard Care Center, 3405 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60616.

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