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Richard B. Prather Jr.

March 07, 2003

Richard Bain "Dick" Prather Jr., 70, of 1217 S. Pointe Drive, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 24, 1933, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Richard Bain Prather Sr. and Evangeline Greenwalt Prather.

He was employed by Johnson Controls for three years and previously by Honeywell for 30 years.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown.

He was a member of American Legion Funkstown Post 211, BPO Elks 378, a volunteer and past president of Funkstown Fire Co. and a volunteer of Emergency Air Unit Company 25.

He is survived by his wife, Nelda Jane Prather; one daughter, Mary Ann Fournier of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two sons, Richard B. Prather III and James M. Prather, both of Hagerstown; one brother, Thomas Prather of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

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Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown. The Rev. Darrell L. Layman will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Clear Spring.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 24 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown, MD 21734.

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