SALTILLO – Robert Christopher Prather, 52, met his Creator from his lifelong residence in Saltillo on May 7, 2020 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Born on August 28, 1967 to Frances Hutcheson Prather and the late Robert Prather, Chris attended the public schools of Saltillo and graduated from Saltillo High School in 1985. He attended Northeast Miss. Community College receiving a degree in Health Sciences. His working career included retail, medical office assistant and sales before he found his creative talents as a floral designer and worked until becoming disabled for DB’s Floral Designs and More in Saltillo. His arrangements were immaculate, creative and simply splendid. Chris loved to engage his friends in conversation, enjoyed pottery of all types, enjoyed the outdoors especially doing yard work and reading. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Saltillo. He will be missed by his beloved family, the family at DB’s, and his many friends who always enjoyed his laughter, smile and encouragement.
A service celebrating his life will be held at 11 AM Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors, with his pastor, Dr. Ronnie Hatfield, officiating. Private burial will follow in Euclatubba Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 AM-service time on Sat. only. Holland Funeral Directors is honored to be serving their friends.
His small but tight knit family includes his Mom, Frances Prather; his sister, Susann, and his brother, David, all of Saltillo; and aunts, Helen Prather Gillespie of Southaven, and Jean Prather Parish (John) of Memphis, and Betty Enlow of Saltillo; uncle, Jerry Prather of Mantachie; and a host of cousins and many dear friends, including Bill Farrar, Carrie Boykin, and Danny and Karma Brown. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Prather, on Aug. 4, 1971.
Pallbearers will be Ron Burcham, Ron Robinson, Brian Burrow, Dinky Crowder, Michael Phillips, and Geoffrey Phillips.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Missions Fund, 311 Mobile St , Saltillo, MS 38866. For those who may be unable to attend, the service may be viewed at www.hollandfuneraldirectors.com/Live-streaming.