William "Bill" D. Prater
William “Bill” D. Prater, 83, of Riverton, died at 8:08 am, Monday, June 8, 2015 at his home. He was born January 25, 1932 in Round Springs, MO, to Mose and Opal Prater. He married Emogene Derryberry and she survives.
Also surviving are one daughter Melissa (Ricky) Hill of Springfield; one son, Shane (Cindy) Prater of Springfield, four grandchildren, Erik Prater, Rachel (Jon) Gierich, Michael (Bethany) Hill and Jacob (Fiancé’ Tamika Glover) Hill; one sister, Virgilene Edwards of MO; one brother, Dee (Norma) Prater of MO and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Vincent Prater; one infant granddaughter, Amber; three sisters, Imogene, Eunice and Betty and three brothers Lowell, Fat and Shorty.
Bill was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. He was an avid Cardinal fan.
He was a self-employed timber cutter and logger.
Visitation: 9-10 am, Friday, June 12, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10 am, Friday, June 12, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home with Chaplain John Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverton Fire Department.