COLEMAN — Funeral services for Billie Prater Wheat, 94, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2017 at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel in Coleman, with the Rev. Gary Boyd officiating. Burial will follow at Coleman City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 2 at the funeral home.
She died Friday, June 30, 2017, in Wheeler.
She was born Jan. 18, 1923 to Archie Roy and Ora Mae Swearengin in Santa Anna. She married Harold M. Prater on Dec. 23, 1941 in Brownwood. After Harold’s death in 1986, she married Sidney Wheat on June 6, l992 in Coleman.
Survivors include her son, Carl Prater and wife Sandra of Wheeler; three grandchildren, Reaves Prater and friend, Amanda Callaway of Houston, Jacob Prater and wife Kristine of The Colony, and Carrie Scruggs and husband Nathan of Pampa; her great-grandchildren. Emma and Daisye Prater of Houston, and Aidan and Dylan Scruggs of Pampa; nieces, Mary Ellen Martin and Martha Barnes; nephews, Gary Don Swearengin and David Swearengin; step-son, Gary Wheat and wife Phyllis; and step-daughter Jeane Keas and husband Rickey.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold and second husband, Sidney; her son, Lynn Prater; step-son, Paul Wheat; and a brother, C.D. Swearengin.