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Hassel Prater

February 15, 1955 ~ April 7, 2020 (age 65)


Hassel Barrie Prater age 65 of Stopover, KY departed this life Tuesday April 7, 2020 at the Pikeville Medical Center.

He was born February 15, 1955 to the late Bert and Hazel (Blankenship) Prater at Woodman, KY.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers; Clinton & Raymond Prater and two sisters; Bonnie Blankenship & Audrey Prater.

Hassel was a man who loved and enjoyed his family. He was a good provider and doted on his children and grandchildren.  He was a logger and a miner and was considered to be a workaholic by some because he was always working. Early on he enjoyed hunting when he had free time but later his hobby changed to chickens, mainly fighting roosters. He was of the Baptist faith.

Those that remain to honor his memory include his loving wife Linda Kay (Wolford) Prater, sons; Antonio Prater of Stopover, Jake Prater of Stopover & Johnny Prater also of Stopover, daughters; Buffy Cline {Tony} of Gilbert, WV, Quemby Justice {Kevin} of Phelps, Hasselena Prater & Alyssa Sargent {Josh} both of Stopover, brothers; Leroy Prater of Rawl, WV, William & Hank Prater both of Stopover, sisters; Lenore Hunt of Stopover, Shirley Hunt of Mohawk, WV, Carol Wolford of Georgetown, Jackie March of Ann Arbor, MI & Anna Justus of So Williamson, ten grandchildren; Blake, Whitney, Haley, Brody, Chloe, McKayhla, Storm, Waylon, Jacob, Julian, three great grandchildren; Lauryn, Layla & Brynlee.

He is also survived by other family, neighbors and friends.

In compliance with the executive orders concerning the Covid-19 pandemic there will be a private family viewing and burial in the Prater Cemetery at Lower Elk.

Arrangements are under the direction of

Phelps Funeral Services INC

(606) 456-3926

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