74 year old Mrs. Bobbie Attress Prater of Woodbury died Saturday. She was born in Cannon County. Her parents were the late Snow Bryson and Dovie Lee (Jones) Bryson. Also preceding her in death are her husband, Royce Wayne Prater and a daughter, Melissa Leayne Prater and two special friends, her dogs, Rambo and Rusty.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen & Wade Isner of Woodbury; sons, Anthony Wayne Prater of Smithville and Royce Edward Prater of Woodbury; sister, Ida Smith of Woodbury; three grandchildren, Royce Anthony "Tony" & Amber Rose Prater, Royce Bryson Prater and Mattison Daye Prater; great granddaughter, Cali Rose Prater; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Glyn & Joan Prater of Woodbury, Jeanette Barrett of Woodbury and Wayne & Betty Lewis of Lousiville, KY; also, one special friend, her dog Rufus.
Mrs. Prater was a member of the Church of Christ. Growing up in Woodbury she graduated Central High School in the Class of 1955. She was a retired employee of Colonial Shirt Factory. After retiring she and her husband worked together selling furniture at craft shows and flea markets. They called their business, Wayne's Oak Furniture. She enjoyed feeding and watching humming birds. She enjoyed sports, watching the Vols or Titans play. She especially loved to watch her children and grandchildren's games. Many people remember her being so excited watching the games, coaching and refereeing from the sidelines.
Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 11-7 PM. Memorial services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Al Bugg will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Snooty Giggles Dog Rescue. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. (615)563-5337