Gary Clark Prater

April 9, 1934-July 18, 2016

STONEBURG – Gary Clark Prater, 82, died July 18, 2016 in Decatur, TX.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. July 20 at the White Family Funeral Home. Funeral service was at 10 a.m., July 21 in the chapel of the White Family Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

Prater was born April 9, 1934 in Stoneburg to John and Glena (Hawkins) Prater. He attended Gold-Burg High School.

After high school he was a driller in the oilfield and later started Prater Water Well Drilling in 1967 which he owned for 50 years. Prater was a Mason and a Shriner.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Glena Prater; wife, Pat Prater; and his cocker spaniel, Storm.

Prater is survived by his wife, Sharon Prater, Stoneburg; children, Cary Prater, Smithville; Rhonda Cheshier, Nocona; Bill Prater, Stoneburg; Rock Booker, Bowie; Andrea Sanders, Greenville; Sherry Fischer, Stoneburg; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Jeannine Griffin, Bowie; and extended family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.