James Boyd Prater, 77, of Leesburg, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at home.
 
He was born Sept. 12, 1942 in Maysville, Ky., the son of James Loyd and Hattie Ruth (Boyd) Prater.
 
James retired from General Motors in 2008 after 30-plus years of employment.
 
He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Sweet) Prater, whom he married on Aug. 4, 1962; two sons, James Eric (Michelle) Prater of Leesburg and Mitchell (Kara) Prater of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; one granddaughter, Mae Lei Prater; one brother, Barry (Elaine) Prater of Winchester; one sister, Candee Culp of West Union; and several nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Prater; one sister, Deanna Shoffstall; and both parents.
 
Cremation will take place, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Fayette County, 222 N. Oakland Ave., Washington C.H., Ohio 43160.
 
The Murray-Fettro Funeral Home in Greenfield is serving the family.
 
Condolences may be sent to www.murrayfettro.com.