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Paul Lee Prater
1960 - 2020

Paul Lee Prater, 60, of Carmi, Illinois, died Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.  He was born February 20, 1960, in Pana, Illinois, the son of Norman Crane and Bertha Hastings.  He was married to Linda (Morris) Prater on June 26, 1983, and she survives.

Paul was a truck driver and a member of the New Life Apostolic Church in Carmi.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycles, and mudding in his truck.  But among his greatest joys were his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Prater of Carmi; sons Joshua (April) Prater of McLeansboro, Illinois, Shane (Alise) Prater of Carmi, Eric (Jessica) Prater of Enfield, Illinois, Aaron Prater and Christina of McLeansboro, Jordan (Jessica A.) Prater of Carmi, Ronnie Loggins of Junction City, Kansas, Randy (Ann) Carlton of Missouri; daughter Brooke (Christopher) Gipson of Crossville, Illinois; brother Burl Prater of Vandalia, Illinois; sisters Jean Coal of Vandalia, Goldie Gustafson of Keensburg, Illinois; and several grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and sisters Melody Aldritz and Mary Ann Nabb.

Visitation will be held at 12:30 pm Sunday until time of service, with the funeral to follow at 2:00 pm Sunday, March 22, 2020, at New Life Apostolic Church in Carmi.  Burial is in Melrose Cemetery in Carmi.

Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation

New Life Apostolic Church – Carmi
700 3rd Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 384-0447
Website

Funeral

New Life Apostolic Church – Carmi
700 3rd Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 384-0447
Website