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James E. Prater Sr.

November 20, 2019

James E Prater Sr, 71, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away this weekend at his home after extended illness.

He was born August 20, 1948 in Prestonsburg, KY to Johnie Prater and Helen (Addis) Prater. He attended public school in Prestonsburg until moving to MI with his parents in 1966. In 1974, he moved his family to Norwalk.

He had worked at the former Sheller-Globe/Mayflower Corp. in Norwalk, at Venture Packaging in Monroeville, at Ferrell-Cheek Steel Co. in Sandusky, at Union Steel in Albion, MI, and for TransAm trucking of Olathe, KS, as well as running Auto-Wrecking 601 and Hilltop Gulf in Norwalk for many years.

He had passed his retirement caring for his mother, working on his cars, learning the internet, attending auctions and socializing with his friends.

He is survived by his mother, Helen Prater of Norwalk, his son, James Jr. (Xu Tao) of Cleveland, daughters, Annette (Oron) Wilcox, Mary (James) Jenkins, and foster daughter Dorothy (Champagne) Austin all of Norwalk, as well as five grandchildren [Johnnie Wilcox, Cassidy (Brad) Travis, Caine Jenkins, Brittany Wilcox, and Oron (Lauren) Wilcox and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father Johnie Sr., his brother Johnnie Jr., and his baby sister Sallie Lee.

ARRANGEMENTS ARE PENDING.........

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James E Prater Sr, 71, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away this weekend at his home after extended illness.

He was born August 20, 1948 in Prestonsburg, KY to Johnie Prater and Helen (Addis) Prater. He attended public school in Prestonsburg until moving to MI with his parents in 1966. In 1974, he moved his family to Norwalk.

He had worked at the former Sheller-Globe/Mayflower Corp. in Norwalk, at Venture Packaging in Monroeville, at Ferrell-Cheek Steel Co. in Sandusky, at Union Steel in Albion, MI, and for TransAm trucking of Olathe, KS, as well as running Auto-Wrecking 601 and Hilltop Gulf in Norwalk for many years.

He had passed his retirement caring for his mother, working on his cars, learning the internet, attending auctions and socializing with his friends.

He is survived by his mother, Helen Prater of Norwalk, his son, James Jr. (Xu Tao) of Cleveland, daughters, Annette (Oron) Wilcox, Mary (James) Jenkins, and foster daughter Dorothy (Champagne) Austin all of Norwalk, as well as five grandchildren [Johnnie Wilcox, Cassidy (Brad) Travis, Caine Jenkins, Brittany Wilcox, and Oron (Lauren) Wilcox and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father Johnie Sr., his brother Johnnie Jr., and his baby sister Sallie Lee.

ARRANGEMENTS ARE PENDING.........

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