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Leonard Elvis Prater

December 17, 1929 ~ August 5, 2017 (age 87)

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Funeral service for Leonard Elvis Prater, age 87, of Decatur, will be Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Shelton Funeral Home with Brother Cecil Berry officiating. Interment will be in New Friendship Cemetery at Somerville, AL. The family will receive friends Monday August 7, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Prater, who died Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Riverside Assisted Living was born to John Elvis Prater and Ethel Robinson Prater in Plevna, AL. Mr Prater was retired from USDA as a food inspector and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Ronnie Prater; two brothers; and three sisters.

Mr. Prater is survived by his wife, Gladys Moses Prater of Decatur; one daughter Connie Prater of Decatur; one grandson Douglas Prater (Ashley) of Decatur; one brother Jimmy Prater; and two sisters Mavolane Bowen and Imogene Bailey.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Special thanks to Dr. Reddy and Riverside Assisted Living Nursing staff for their care and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Programs c/o Mental Health Assn., P. O. Box 1502, Decatur, AL 35602.

 Service Information

August 7, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Shelton Funeral Home
2105 Beltline Road, S.W.
Decatur, Alabama 35601

Funeral Service
August 8, 2017

2:00 PM
Shelton Funeral Home
2105 Beltline Road, S.W.
Decatur, Alabama 35601

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