Jarrell "Jay" Prater, 51, US Army veteran, Georgetown, TX, 15 DEC 2016

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    Confirmed mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral service for Jarrell "Jay" Prater. Mr. Prater served in the US Army from 1987 to 1992 and left the service as a Corporal. Additional information about Mr. Prater can be found here. http://www.ramseyfuneral.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1889764

    Date/Time: Thursday, 15 December 2016. Funeral service scheduled for 9 am.

    Location: Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX 78633. We will stage at the funeral home.
    Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/Q7knuupyUP72

    7:45 am – 8:15 am Staging
    8:15 am – Briefing
    8:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: Hi 57 deg, partly cloudy

    Notes: Bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend. Burial at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery is scheduled for noon the same day. See the Centex PGR thread for details on that portion. http://www.centexpgr.org/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=8&thread_id=2783

    There is not a procession from the funeral home to the cemetery. However, up to four big flag bike volunteers may accompany the family and funeral vehicles when they depart the funeral home for CTSVC.

    Ride Captain: Mark Wells, mwells2@austin.rr.com, 512-470-0380

    Flag Wrangler: Mark Wells

    Please try to attend to honor this veteran's service to our country.


    We had nine riders in the flag line on a cold, misty morning in Georgetown. Thank you all for attending. A number of family members walked the flag line to thank us for being there to honor Mr. Prater's service. A few of us noted that we didn't think we ever saw the Ramsey FH parking lot so full.

    Charles, Paige, and Terry stuck around to accompany the coach and family to CTSVC.

    May God bring peace to our Army corporal and his family.


    “Dear Mr. Wells,
    Thank you so much for posting info for my husband's service and for standing watch and for those accompanying us to CTSVC. It was such an honor to have y'all there. Jarrell, Jay as I called him, was very much a patriot. He loved veterans. He loved his country. I've been carrying on what my husband started with my sons. Teaching them respect for others and honoring veterans everywhere.

    I loved reading on another page, that one of our son's found, where people can write comments to Jay thanking him for his service. It really touched my heart. Thank you for noting that you didn't think you'd seen Ramsey FH parking lot so full. It was. He was loved by many near and far.

    Thank you for your service. Thank you for your prayers for us.
    God bless you and keep you safe!


    Michelle Prater

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