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Charlie Prather

   Charlie Prather, 74, of Vernon, died on July 22, 2014 in Vernon. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday July 25, 2014 at the Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Clark officiating.  Interment will follow at Eastview Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
   Charlie was born on Dec. 19, 1939 in Vernon. He was the son of the late Charles Frederick Prather and the late Etta Pearl Evetts Prather. He served four years in the Navy and 10 years in the Army National Guard. He had been a truck driver, last working with Booth and Bud Freeman. He enjoyed country music and singing and playing the guitar and playing with Glenda Boyd and Rufus Martinez. He had played in several bands and enjoyed playing at the Whistle Stop. He had lived in Vernon most of his life. He will forever be loved and missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
   Survivors are: Linda Wilkinson, lifelong friend and caregiver, of Vernon; a daughter-in-law, Belinda Prather of Stamford; granddaughters, Kimberly Walburg and husband Craig of Vernon and Mandy Ladyman of Mesquite; numerous nieces and nephews; three children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in California and seven great-grandchildren in Texas.
   He was preceded in death by his mother and father; sisters, Florence Wilkinson and Lenora Wilson and five brothers, J.T. Prather, Lawrence Prather, Henry Prather, Novie Prather and Clarence Prather.
   Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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