Henry Chester Prather, 71, of Skipwith, Virginia passed away on October 7, 2014. He was born on August 7, 1943 in Beaumont, Texas to the late Audy Roy Prather and the late Mabel Cordelle Thomas. He is survived by his wife, Josiane M. Black Prather, three step-sons, Kevin Rafe Black, Jesse Roman Black, and Jake Jurney Black and several friends. Mr. Prather is a United States Army Veteran and he worked as an Engineer Machinist. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 201 Temple Avenue, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Online condolences may be expressed at www.newcomballgoodfh.com. Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.