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Posted by: Staff_Writer on 06/02/2014 04:46 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/02/2014 05:43 PM
Expires: 01/01/2019 12:00 AM

Dustin Anthony Prater July 15, 1996 - May 24, 2014

Linden, CA...Dustin Anthony Prater was born July 15, 1996 in French Camp, CA to Frank and Shelly Prater of Stockton, CA. Dusty received his angel wings on May 24, 2014. Dustin made friends of all ages with his beautiful smile, wit, humor, and amazing personality that will always be one of a kind. He loved the outdoors and was a member of the National Rifle Association, California Houndsmen, Ducks Unlimited and many other organizations. Weekends were spent fishing, hunting, camping, racing, 4-wheeling, mudding, barbequing, working on his trucks and listening to country music next to a bon fire...

Dustin attended Linden High School; where he loved designing and welding items for his trucks and family. He was quite an accomplished mechanic for his age; he had just finished rebuilding the engine for his Toyota truck. He also attended Calaveras High School where he enjoyed 4-H, Future Farmers of America, wrestling, football, track, and band with his many friends.

Dustin will be greatly missed by his loving parents Frank and Shelly Prater, Brother Robert Prater, Great-Grandmother Juanita Garrison, Grandparents: Jeanette Hinsz and Bill Goodman, Uncle Marty Prater, Aunt Chrissy (Tim) Silkwood, Aunt Cindy (Gino) Rinaldi, Uncle Bill (Gina) Goodman. Cousins: David (Shawna) Ball, Melissa (Joshua) Powers, Chandee Pressnall, Garrett Goodman, and Courtney Goodman. He was very close to his little cousins, Austin Powers, Michael and Elizabeth Ball, Hailey Antill, and Jack Martin. He will also be missed by many more family and friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 6 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at San Andreas Memorial Chapel, 254 W. St. Charles Street, San Andreas, CA. Celebration of Life will be Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11:30 am at the Glory Bound Fellowship, 3061 Hwy 12, Burson, CA followed by Committal in the Linden Cemetery, Cady Lane, Linden, CA. A Celebration of Life Luncheon will follow at Jenny Lind School, 5100 Driver Road, Valley Springs, CA.

A Dustin Prater Memorial Fund has been established at Umpqua Bank, 87 S. Hwy 26, Valley Springs, CA 95252

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-06-02 19:16:02   By: Anonymous
From all of us at our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends now and in the future.

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    Posted on: 2014-06-03 05:10:19   By: Anonymous
    Prayers for the family and friends.

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      Posted on: 2014-10-30 16:14:57   By: Anonymous
      Our thoughts and prayers to you, along with our deepest condolences.

      -Eura and Ceilidh and kids.

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    Posted on: 2014-06-04 17:09:19   By: Anonymous
    Thank you Pine Tree For posting with love The Prater Family

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-06-04 08:37:08   By: Anonymous
So sorry for this family's loss and heartbreak. What a handsome young man.

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RIP Dustin
Posted on: 2014-06-04 13:17:54   By: Anonymous
You are dearly missed. We are going to miss you coming over and visiting for truck parts and watching or hearing you test drive your truck up and down the street. We love you Dustin and your always going to be in our hearts.

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love you bud
Posted on: 2014-06-04 13:35:08   By: Anonymous
love you buddy. I will miss all the adventures we had, or you telling me to roal coal everytime you saw me in my cummins. goodbye friend see you again

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No Subject
Posted on: 2014-06-04 17:10:59   By: Anonymous
Thank you to everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers love all you The Prater Family

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    Posted on: 2014-06-05 09:16:53   By: Anonymous
    Bold Text

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      Posted on: 2014-06-05 09:21:26   By: Anonymous
      Randy will miss you so much. We will all miss you I will miss you little face at Thanksgiving. You always loved my potato salad. I will miss you coming over with your brother and getting Randy to go cohune hunting and 4x4. If Robert couldn't go you called Randy (Bubba) We love and miss you so much. Randy will help Robert for you.

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        Posted on: 2014-06-05 09:43:56   By: Anonymous
        The Kilgore Family will miss you. We love you Dusty.

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    Posted on: 2014-06-05 23:34:54   By: Anonymous
    I will never forget your smile & glow you lit up a room when you walked in!!! We will miss you and know you have the same smile shining on us....
    RIP Buddy

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My Dust.
Posted on: 2014-06-06 15:36:34   By: Anonymous
My little Dust, how I miss your sweet smile. You will always hold a very dear place in my heart. You will be missed so much by our whole family. You brought such laughter into our home, telling about all your stories of hunting, mudding, and just hangin with the Redneck Crew.. You always just fit right in with the older boys and girls. They never thought of you as Roberts little annoying brother, cause you were the life of the party. You go and hunt now with God, and we will be along later to join you. Remember to find me when I get there. Grandma Judy loves you and so does Pop. RIP Dust.

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Posted on: 2014-06-17 20:45:04   By: Anonymous
We love you Dustin Prater 💕 my family's thoughts and prayers are with you. ✨ we miss you truly 😭 YeeYee

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Miss him
Posted on: 2015-05-26 12:52:04   By: Anonymous
Top Kek

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    Re: Miss him
    Posted on: 2015-05-26 12:54:50   By: Anonymous
    What a *bleep*ing pleb

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nobody is going to read this so
Posted on: 2015-05-26 12:55:16   By: Anonymous
I watched the crash. It was glorious.

10/10 would watch again

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