BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Frank Prather, Jr of Rocky Hill passed away Monday, November 18, 2013 at Hospice House of Southern Ky. He was born February 8, 1930 in a log house in Rocky Hill in the corner next to the stairway. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War at Burdrop Park Air Force base in England where he met and married Jill Dixon. When he was discharged he returned to Ky and farmed for the remainder of his life, actively managing the dairy until November 11, 2013.
He had a lifelong love of horses and was a well known Tennessee Walking Horse owner, breeder, trainer and exhibitor which resulted in hundreds of ribbons and trophies. He was also a member of the Edmonson County Saddle Club and Edmonson County Cattlemans Association. His proudest accomplishment was his involvment in the recent reopening of Rocky Hill Baptist Church where he was saved many years ago.
He was preceded in death by his parents Frank, Sr. and Ethel Priddy Prather and his wife Jill Dixon Prather.
He is survived by one son, David F. Prather of Rocky Hill; two daughters, Lynda Prather of Park City and Barbara Prather Johnson (Orville 'Button') of Rocky Hill. He is also survived by a sister, Virginia Prather Cole of Bowling Green; five grandchildren, Johnathan Meredith (Kim), Diana Sprinkle (Gary), Amanda Jones (Tony), D. Christopher Prather and Crystal Prather; ten great grandchildren, Delana Jones, Tabytha Meredith, Haylie Perkins, Brooke Prather, David A. Prather, Autumn Prather, Dylan Waldrop, Karissa Waldrop, Emma Grace Sprinkle and Beverly G. Lamay; and one great great grandchild, Talon Meredith, also survived by many other cherished family members and friends.
Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Rocky Hill Baptist Church with burial in Rocky Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 2:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Grove Chapel and 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Thursday at the church.
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