May 1, 1926 - March 19, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home
Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., Moreland Funeral Home
Charles E. “Charlie” Prater, age 90, born May 1,1926 in Eastern, KY, passed away on March19, 2017 at home. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Opal; son, Jim (Terry) Prater, daughters, Sue VanWalsen, Jane (Doug) Rowland, Diana (Jack) Wollett; grandchildren, Vicki Shepherd, Doug & Angie Rowland, Phil & Jeff Rodgers, Matt & Jack Wollett; 15 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren and brother, Hershel Prater. He is preceded in death by daughter Mary Holderby, parents Ella & William Prater, grandson Jimmy Prater, brothers, Jerry & Ron Prater, sister Marcela Farmer. Charlie was a UAW auto worker and retired from General Motors where he worked for 30 years. He was a long time member of the Oakland Park Conservation Club and loved to fish & hunt. His famous saying was “Is that right” or “you don’t say”. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. followed by a service at 1:30 p.m., Rev. David Hogg, officiating. Private interment.