CAMERON—Memorial services for James Bevil “Jim” Prater, 64, of Taylor were held Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with Rev. Gary Kleypas officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Mr. Prater died Monday, Nov. 21, in a Temple hospital.

A flight instructor and airport manager at Taylor Municipal Airport, he was born Feb. 24, 1947, in Temple to William and Orabell (Matthews) Prater.

Mr. Prater was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam conflict.

He married Judy Beckhusen in 1970.

Survivors are his wife, Judy Prater of Taylor; a son, Christopher Prater and wife Jill of Thrall; two daughters, Tammy Prater of Georgetown, Beth Noren and husband Chris of Hutto; and two granddaughters, Kayla and Kallie Noren of Hutto.

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