Dwayne Earl Prater, 60, of Sparta, passed away May 22, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Prater was born Oct. 30, 1960, in Sparta.
He was a former steel worker. Mr. Prater served on a cannon crew in the United States Army. His passion was being a cowboy and working with horses, but his greatest job and accomplishment was being a loving father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Diana Charlyn Ray Prater, and his father, James Earl Prater, who died March 1, 2021.
Survivors include his daughter, LaTisha Angelene (Dale) Tower, of Cookeville; grandchildren, Lidia Mae Tower, Braxton Lee Tower; uncles, Horace (Thelma) Prater, of Sparta, Bobby (Janis) Prater, of Sparta, David (Sandy) Prater, of Central, South Carolina, Rufus (Jenny) Prater, of Salisbury, Maryland; aunt, JoAnna (Ken) Gouge, of Knoxville; and numerous cousins and friends.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., May 26, 2021, at Hunter Funeral Home. Bro. Clayton Lee will officiate. Burial with military honors by the Veterans' Honor Guard will follow in Rose Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., May 25, at the funeral home.
Mike Prater, Sam Prater, Robbie Prater, Dale Harris, Ken Gouge, and Todd Eller will serve as pallbearers as they did for Mr. Prater’s father, in March.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.