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James Leonard Prather

July 1, 1971 — June 27, 2024

Carmel

James Leonard Prather

James Leonard Prather, 52, of Carmel, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2024.

He was born July 1, 1971, in Shelbyville, the son of Clifton and Ellen (Featherstone) Prather.

James is survived by his sons, Jesse Prather and Jamie Prather, both of Shelbyville, Morrison Prather of Carmel; daughter, Chevelle Prather of Shelbyville; step-children, Calob Mourey of Shelbyville and Shelby Mourey of Lawrence; brothers, Clifton Prather Jr. of Shelbyville, Brian Prather and wife, Carrie, of Flat Rock, and Scott Prather and wife, Frances, of Shelbyville; sister, April Prather of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Nolan and Ayla; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Tonja Pacini and Crystal Wood.

James was a brick mason, owning and operating Blue River Masonry for over 30 years.

He enjoyed fishing for carp, collecting antiques and going to car shows.

James loved his hot rods. His favorite car was the “71 Chevelle”

A Gathering of Friends and Family will be from 10:30 to 11:30 am, Friday, July 5, 2024, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

The Celebration of James’ Life will follow at 11:30 am, Friday, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared with James’ family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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Friday, July 5, 2024

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