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Darold D. "Hillbilly" Prater

January 1, 1955 — September 13, 2022

Darold D. "Hillbilly" Prater, 67, passed away on September 13, 2022, at his home in Oak Harbor, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on January 1, 1955 to the late Levi and Dori Prater in Woodman, KY.

On September 25, 1987, Darold married Irene Weichman and have shared 34 years together.

Darold retired from Burns Iron Metal Company in 2006, and he enjoyed watching Westerns, soap operas, and wrestling in his retirement. He also enjoyed playing games on his computer, working on projects, and spending time with his grandchildren and his dogs.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Irene; children, Darold D. Prater II (Michelle) of Fremont, Amos R. (Brittney) Prater of Fremont, Lucas L. Prater (Teah) of Gibsonburg, Aric A. (Kayla) Prater of Clyde, Daric D. Prater of Oak Harbor, Barbara Weichman of Fremont, Dan Inks and Seth (Brittney) McMurray of Oak Harbor, and Randall E. (Jennifer) Frederick Jr.; grandchildren, Camille Prater, Clayton Prater, Leah Phillips, Miranda Slane, Scarllet Rose Prater, Brayden Prater, Aerianna Prater, Aaiden Prater, Brylen Prater, Axtyn Prater, Azaleigh Prater, Jeremiah Prater, Raelynn Turner, Addylynn Turner, Kayson Prater, Faithlynn Prater, Xahdriana Prater, Maci McMurray, Graelyn McMurray, Elliott McMurray, Tyree Sommers, Jasmine Frederick, Xavier Frederick, and Grayson Prater on the way; great-granddaughter, Elaine Sommers; and siblings, Harold Prater and Jonnie Prater of KY, and Ronnie Prater, Mary Prater, Carlene Prater, and Charlene Prater of NC.

Darold is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Monroe, Ocey, Donald, Glendene, Arthur, Sonny, Darlene, Jeffery, and Doris.

A time of visitation will be held at Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont on Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 12:00-2:00 PM. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 PM.

Memorial donations can be made in Darold's name to his family, in care of his wife, Irene.

Please visit HermanFH.com to leave online condolences.

Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont is honored to be assisting the Prater family during this difficult time.


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Visitation

Saturday, September 17, 2022

12:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory

900 North St, Fremont, OH 43420

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Memorial Service

Saturday, September 17, 2022

2:00 - 2:30pm (Eastern time)

Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory

900 North St, Fremont, OH 43420

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