Gregory Prater

Gregory Dean Prater

Monday, September 10th, 1956 - Saturday, August 15th, 2020
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Gregory D. Prater, 63, met his Lord and Savior on August 15, 2020. Greg was a native of Buchanan, Michigan, born to Thomas M. Prater and Geraldine Darr Prater on September 10, 1956.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 7 p.m. at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Reeves officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, from 4 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Greg met and married the love of his life, Linda Rocheleau, at a ceremony on the bank of the Cumberland River in 2004, a place they both truly enjoyed and spent many hours.

Greg’s dad exposed him to motorcycles at a young age effectively kickstarting Greg’s love affair with all motorcycles though he had a fondness for Harleys; he would say he had an Old Weakness for them. Greg loved to ride anywhere the front tire led him and he especially loved the twisty roads. He enjoyed the challenge of golf and Snooker. He was a previous member of Grace Community Church.

His family and friends were extremely important to him. Greg was loved for being compassionate and kind, always ready to lend a hand, especially to those less fortunate. He had loyal friends, who became brothers to him, and was loyal to them, quick to share a story, or to mentor those who shared his interests.

Greg is survived by his best friend and wife, Linda; sister Pamela O’Connor of Manchester, TN; children Jessica (Matthew) Cooper of Vine Grove, KY, Ryan Kunda and fiancé Nicole Correia of Franklin, TN, and Jennifer Prater Pickens of Michigan; grandchildren Eriksen Cooper, Jazmine Pickens, and Cardan Pickens; along with a loving extended family.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his two brothers Michael Prater and David Prater and nephew Jon Becker.

Greg will take his final ride in a Harley Trike Hearse following the service, leaving McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home and will ride down Riverside Drive along the Cumberland River for the last time with friends and family following.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    1209 Madison St.
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  • Service

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 7:00pm
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    1209 Madison St.
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Chris Dudley

Posted at 02:07pm
Greg, you were never “better than you deserved to be”, but you made us better by sharing your journey with us. Sadly, that journey was too short. Thank you for your kindness, for showing us what it looked like to love completely. Our thoughts and prayers go to Linda. We love you both, and we’ll miss you Greg
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Dianna Rousseau

Posted at 12:43pm
Mr. Greg was a kind and caring neighbor and good influence on my boys. While he will be greatly missed, his spirit will live on in our hearts and memories.

Mr. Greg showing his motorcycle to my 3 of my sons, Gene, Phillip, and Zac Rousseau.

Scarlett Lucas

Posted at 05:18pm
My sincerest condolences Ms. Linda. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Michael Meier

Posted at 03:49pm
Sorry for you and your families loss Linda! Just know my wife and I are praying for you and your family in this difficult time. From Michael & Tukita Meier

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Posted at 12:57pm
We will miss Greg terribly & we love you Linda. From , Jeremy , Ericka, Zach & Faith DiNovo & Blake Fleming
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