Russell Lee Prater
Russell Lee Prater
  • January 26, 1918 - April 6, 2017
  • Cincinnati, Kentucky

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Russell Lee Prater, 99, of Cincinnati, Ohio died Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Hospice of Cincinnati Blue Ash facility. Mr. Prater was a retired carpenter and served in the US Army during World War II. He was born in Lewis County, Kentucky on January 26, 1918 the son of the late Johnnie and Maude McElfresh Prater. He is survived by his wife of eighty years, Evelyn Mineer Prater; his two sons, Don Prater of Cincinnati, OH and Ralph Prater of Hamilton, OH; his daughter, Maxine Moore (Ronald) of Cincinnati, OH; eleven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; one sister, Helen Lykins (Harold) of Maysville, KY and one brother, William Prater of Foxport, KY. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Willis Prater, Douglas Prater, Bob Prater and Harry Prater and two sisters, Mary Mineer and Opal Sloop. Funeral services for Russell Prater will be held at the Barbour and Son Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Wednesday, April 12, 2017 with Rev. Arnold Howell officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the hour of the service.