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Bob Prather

March 10, 1921 — December 8, 2021

Bob Prather, age 100 of Fort Sumner, NM passed away early Wednesday morning, December 8, 2021 at Prarie Acres Nursing in Friona, Texas. He was born March 10, 1921 in Comanche, Oklahoma to the home of Jackson Theodore Prather and Bonnie Lee (Sweat) Prather. he was raised in Texas and New Mexico. Bob attended high school at Montague, Texas and made his home in De Baca County in 1938. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on August 1, 1942 in Santa Fe, NM and was Honorably Discharged on June 26, 1943 at Camp Edwards, Mass. Bob married Veda May "Sis" Bailey on June 14, 1942 at the Nazarene Church in Fort Sumner, NM. Bob and Sis made their home in the Fort Sumner Valley, Lake Sumner, and Fort Sumner. Bob worked as a ranchhand all his life. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 76 years, Veda May "Sis" Prather on November 24, 2018, two sisters Mildred Corneilson, Margie Laverne Hammon, three brothers Pecos Prather, E.C. "Red" Prather, and Troy Lee Prather. He is survived by one brother Herman David "Tex" Prather of Henrietta, TX, three daughters Anita Jane Williamson (Johnny) of Fort Sumner, Louise Petty (Sam Storms) of Tyler, Texas, Betty Ann Berry (Mo) of Fort Sumner, two sons Buddy Prather (Bea) of Bovina, Texas, and Bill Prather of Bootleg, Texas, one sister in law Delma Prather of Estancia, NM. Other survivors include 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren along with a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation hours for family and friends will be Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 from 1pm to 6pm at Chavez Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the Chavez Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Sumner, NM with Mr. Bill Prather officiating, interment will follow in the family plot, Fort Sumner Cemetery. Casket bearers will be grandsons, Jim Bob Prather, Pecos Prather, Colt Prather, John Nelson, Larry Williamson, Bobby Williamson, Darrell Bishop, and David Bishop. Honorary bearers will be all his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, New Mexico. (575) 355-2311.
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Friday, December 10, 2021

1:00 - 6:00pm (Mountain time)

Chavez Funeral Home/Fort Sumner

830 N 5th St, Fort Sumner, NM 88119

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

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Chavez Funeral Home/Fort Sumner

830 N 5th St, Fort Sumner, NM 88119

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Interment

Saturday, December 11, 2021

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Fort Sumner Cemetery

, Fort Sumner, NM 88119

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