September 26, 1927 ~ December 29, 2020

Born in: Meade County, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Robert Dean Prather, 93, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Nursing Home. He was born in Meade County on September 26, 1927 to the late William and Edith Mae Huffman Prather. He retired from Green River Steel after 32 years. He worked with his father-in-law at Livingsten Laboratories and after the passing of his mother-in-law he ran Apex Best Chemicals until he passed. Robert loved all things sports related especially UK Wildcats and Owensboro Red Devils. He also enjoyed the spring time and being able to work in his yard and plant his flowers.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Patricia Ann Prather, his siblings Audrey Alvey, Bill “Short” Prather, Edward Prather, George David “Shag” Prather, and Ellis Prather.

He is survived by his children Scott (Jenny “Meredith”) Prather and Jerry Mac Prather, his grandchildren Landon Prather, Kayla (Dathan) Bowen, Emily (Ben) Blake, and Madison Rae (Morgan) Dolan, his great-grandchildren Raelyn Prather, Riley Prather, Kaylee Prather, Adam Prather and Derek Blake along with his sister Betty Harding.

Private services will be January 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm for immediate family. Burial will be at Mater Dolorosa.

Expressions of sympathy in Robert’s honor may be made to Owensboro VA Clinic, 3400 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303.

All who wish to honor and remember Robert in person at the visitation or funeral are required to wear a mask or face covering while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Prather. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Robert Dean Prather and sign his virtual guest book below.

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  1. Our heartfelt condolences goes out to your family during this most difficult time. Prayers for peace and comfort.

  2. Scott & Jenny and Jerry Mac: we extend our sympathy for your loss. We enjoyed our years in Wintergreen as neighbors of your Mom & Dad. Bob was a strong & dignified man. Ken & Bob had many good talks & laughs together. Ken & Ginny Blandford

  3. Scott and Jenny my Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss 💕

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