The family of David Prather will celebrate his life at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home in Crane, TX. His family will receive friends and host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Friday, April 8, 2022 at Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.
On Sunday, April 3, 2022, David, loving Husband, Dad, Son, and Brother, peacefully passed away at the age of 64 surrounded by his family in San Angelo, TX.
David Lee Prather was born February 17th, 1958 to Reg and George Anna Prather in Denver City, TX. He and his family moved to McCamey, TX in 1965 where he attended school and graduated from McCamey High School in 1978. He married Kay Bullard in 1980 and they were blessed with a daughter, Dara Kay Prather in 1983, whom he loved dearly. He lived most his life in Crane, TX where he worked for TxDot and devoted 29 years. Later in life he met the love of his life, Lydia, who also worked for TxDot. After their retirement in 2018, he and Lydia moved to Rochelle, TX where he lived out the rest of his life.
To know David was to love David. He loved his family fiercely and he was loved deeply. He was a bright light on this earth and loved to joke and make people laugh. He most enjoyed spending time with his family which includes many years and fond memories together at Lake Brownwood. During his retirement he loved feeding the deer and evening rides around their property. HIs favorite past time was listening to old country music. His presence will be sincerely missed but he will always remain in our hearts.
David is survived by his life partner, Lydia Fuentes; Mother, George Anna Prather; Daughter, Dara Prather (Justin); Brother, Paul Prather and wife Jeanie, and Brother, Allan Prather and wife, Patti; number neices, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Reginald Lee Prather and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Kidney Fund or to a charity of your choice.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the 4th floor Nursing Staff at Shannon Hospital and Hospice of San Angelo, particularly Vicki and Yvonne, in San Angelo, TX during his final days.