James Jerry Prater Sr. "Pahoot", age 76, of Sharps Chapel, TN lost the battle with Lung and Bone Cancer on August 31st, 2020. He is preceded in death by Mother, Onalee and father Joseph along with sisters, Joanne and Judy. He was a loving daddy, papap, brother, uncle, and best friend to many. Survived by daughter, Krista "Kitty" Anderson, and Grandchildren, Kaitlyn "Hot Rod", Nicholas Lothrop "Thunder" and Zachary Colwell "Scoot Poot", sister, Dee "sissy", as well as many nieces and nephews along with many friends. The family would like to extend many thanks to Jama Proffitt "Jam", Jeff Anderson "Big Guy", J.B. Anderson and Betty "Betty Boop", Ginger and Brian Evans, and "cheezy", Robin Bryant and Bob Polk, and Lost Creek RV Park for their special love and support. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of life on Saturday, October, 24th at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville at the Gazebo area from 1-3pm. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Prater family and invites you to view and sign the online registry.
RIP Jerry!!! Worked with Jerry at Levi’s for many years. Fine man. Sorry for your lose. Prayers for his family.
Such a sweet man always nice to me and Brian fly high our friend your not lonely nomore
I have fond memories of my cousin Jerry. I remember being a kid and he and his sisters would be playing records over and over in the house. i always thought that was so cool. i remember him as a young person, working, and he had a new car! It was a beautiful aqua mercury. He was always the same over the years. I will miss him. Love, Susie
We will all miss Prater @ Lost Creek RV Park. "I myself will miss his monthly calls; Where is my electric bill?" We love you Prater. Prayers for you Jayma & Kaitlyn.
I had the pleasure of working with Jerry at Levi Strauss for 13 years. Such a sweet, funny, helpful man who always had a kind word or funny story to share. Rest in peace! Angie Pardue Bearden
You were a wonderful man! You will be missed by so many! Kaitlyn and Zach were lucky to have you as their papap!!
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