On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Keathly “Johnny” Bruce Prater, loving husband and father passed away at age 61.
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Johnny was born on October 24, 1958 in Shelbiana, the son of Kenis and Laura Prater. On July 30th, 1978 he married Teresa Lynn (Hopkins) Prater. They raised two daughters, Melody and Deressa, and one son, Jonathon.
Johnny was a carpenter and a welder by trade. Johnny was also an avid lover of bluegrass music, had a passion of playing the guitar and enjoyed watching western TV shows. He was known for his kind spirit, workmanship, love for animals, and pride in his family.
In addition to his parents, Johnny was preceded in death by his son and several siblings. He is survived by his wife, Teresa; daughters, Melody and Deressa; brother, Allen “Waco” Prater and wife Carol; sisters, Rebel Robinson and Cathy Prater; and three grandchildren, Robert, Lynessa and Lakin.
The family will accept friends at Thacker Memorial Funeral Home, Thursday, June 18, 2020 beginning at 6:00 PM till 10:00 PM and Friday, all day till 10:00 PM, June 19, 2020; with nightly services beginning at 7:00 PM. Funeral services for Johnny will be Saturday, June 20, 2020, beginning at 1:00 PM at Thacker Memorial Funeral Home with interment following at RH Ratliff Cemetery at Shelbiana, KY. Benny Hopkins, Jimmy Reed and others will officiate all services for Johnny.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home.