Philip Warner Prater, Sr.

Philip Warner Prater, Sr., 80, of Woodbury passed away Monday, November 13, 2023 at Woodbury Health and Rehab.  Born in Cannon Co., he was the son of the late Shelah Haskel Prater and Opal Winnett Prater.

He is survived by his children, Phillip Prater, II of Murfreesboro and Katherine Prater of Gulf Breeze, FL.; grandchildren, Peyton Alexandria Holt and Olivia Rea Prater; companion, Judy Gaither of Murfreesboro; nephews, Jeff (Tammy) Spry and David Spry; cousins, Nelda Pitts, James, Wayne and Ricky Prater.

In addition to his parents, Phil was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Spry and brother-in-law, Boyd Spry.

Phil loved music, especially playing his instruments which included the guitar, mandolin, dulicmer and banjo.  He also enjoyed golfing and wood working. He was a retired a convenience store owner.

Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, November 16, 2023 at Centerhill Cemetery with Bro. Jeff Spry officiating. 

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