Feb 022011

William “Billy” Knight Prater, 63, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at his home in Overgaard with his family at his side. Private family services were held.

He was born Oct. 14, 1947, in Sacramento, Calif. He grew up in the Phoenix area, where he met and married Judith Ann Moenter, his wife of 21 years. They then moved to Overgaard seven years ago.

Billy was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed reading and astrology, and was a sports enthusiast. He also loved animals and his dog Bo.

Survivors include his wife, Judith Ann Moenter of Overgaard; and his son, William Billy Knight Prater Jr., his wife Vickie Prater and their daughters, Alicia and Brittany Prater, all of Overgaard.

Silver Creek Mortuary of Taylor was in charge of the arrangements.