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 Cecil Ray Prater

Cecil Ray Prater

Birth
Quinton, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 15 Jan 2002 (aged 79)
Stigler, Haskell County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Quinton, Haskell County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 17159920 · View Source
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A native of Quinton, Oklahoma, he was the son of George C. and Ella (Benson) Prater. He graduated from Quinton High School in the class of 1940. He served his country with the United States Army. After he returned to Quinton he worked for Brazil's Hardware Store and Quinton Public Schools as a custodian until his retirement in 1973. His first wife, Oleta Thompson, whom he married in 1941, preceded him in death in 1971. He married Ethel Oldham on Nov. 18, 1972. He will be remembered as a very loving and kind gentleman who enjoyed people and loved helping others. He will be most remembered as a skilled craftsman in woodworking. He created more than 850 walking canes of all shapes and sizes for those who needed them. He was a member of the Nazarene faith, the Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion. Prater is survived by his wife, Ethel, of the home; three daughters, Pat Hulsey of Tulsa, Kathrine Young and husband Gary of Moore, Carol Carry and husband, Charles of Keota; four sons, Clifton Prater and wife, Sarah of Oklahoma City, Donnie Oldham and wife, Carol of Stigler, Tim Oldham and wife, Darlene of Stigler, Bobby Oldham of Stigler. Also one sister, Locie Brasher of Stigler; 19 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Oleta; one daughter, Martha Beaird; four brothers, E.G.C. Prater, Charlie Prater, Clarence Riggins and Porter Riggins and three sisters, Georgianna Prater, Grace Harris and Minnie Spicer.


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  • Created by: MillieBelle
  • Added: 26 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17159920
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cecil Ray Prater (26 Dec 1922–15 Jan 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17159920, citing Quinton Cemetery, Quinton, Haskell County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by MillieBelle (contributor 46628380) .