Roger D. Prater, 58, North Manchester, IN died Monday afternoon, November 15, 2010, as a result of an automobile accident on State Road 13 north of Wabash, IN. He was born August 19, 1952 in Prestonsburg, KY to Oliver & Junie (Salmons) Prater. He was a 1971 graduate of Southwood High School. On December 26, 1983 he married Kathy L. Woomer. He began his career as a chef wtih Holiday & Marriott Inn's and later purchesed the Howard House Restaurant at LaFontaine, IN. While in LaFontaine he established J.P.'s Sportsman Corner with Denny Jones. Moving to North Manchester, IN he purchased The Inn and established the City Limits Catering Hall. He was the owner of Scotty's Bar in Wabash, IN and a real estate broker for Manchester Realty, North Manchester, IN. An avid hunter and outdoorsman, Roger's passions were his family and his church. He was a member of the Congregational Christian Church, Moose Lodge #1518, Demig Lodge #88 F & AM all of North Manchester, IN; Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine, Sons of the American Legion, Eagles Lodge, a life member of the N.R.A. and the Elks Lodge, Wabash, IN. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Prater, North Manchester, IN; one brother, Jerry Prater, Duck River, TN; two sisters, Pauline Spohr, Centerville, TN and Willadean Skaggs, Frankfort, KY; and his canine companion, Boo. Friends and family may call Friday, November 19, 2010 from 2:00-7:00 p.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut St., North Manchester, IN. Services and Masonic Rites will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 19, 2010 at Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester, IN. Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN. For those who wish to honor the memory of Roger D. Prater, memorial contributions may be made to Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN 46962 or Shriner's Childrens Hospital c/o Mizpah Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., 407 W. Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 or Manchester Aquatic Center c/o Manchester Parks & Recreation Dept., PO Box 252, North Manchester, IN 46962. To send a private condolence to the family, use the condolence link on the Homepage.