Dr. Wayne Douglas “Butch” Pray

Dr. Wayne Douglas “Butch” Pray was bom in Winnfield, Louisiana on October 12,1945, to Daniel Oscar and Cornelia Long Pray, who preceded him in death. He passed away on February 23, 2019, due to an accident.

Butch was an honor graduate of Winnfield High School, LSU and Texas A & M University from whence he got his Veterinarian degree. For many years he owned and operated the Winnfield Animal Clinic, then he retired to do what he most loved; work on large animals particularly horses. Butch was the consummate cowboy, who never wore cowboy boots nor cowboy hats. He loved funny stories and was known to tell a few himself, but often he said that one of his greatest pleasures was not the hunt, but the woods.

He was predeceased by his son, Trenton Cole Pray and a nephew, Dr. Alan Kyle Bozeman. He is survived by his wife Jessie Doughty Pray, his son Tyler Pray, grandchildren Breanna and Colby Pray and their mother Veronica Pray. He is also survived by Jessie’s children, Cole, Caleb, Nathan and Micaela Reed; two sisters, Donnis Pray Bozeman and spouse Martin Ray Bozeman and Renee Pray Keiffer; three nephews, Drs. Craig, and Caleb Bozeman, Seth Keiffer and one niece, Shelley Miller.

He is also survived by an aunt, Priscilla Long Bedgood, special cousins, Oneeda Sanders, Kim Caldwell, Gene and Pat Long. His many cousins and friends can tell RoBo Alice and Butch stories for years to come, for if you ever met him-you would never forget him.

Funeral services for Dr. Pray were held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Lamar Carpenter and Dick Debusk officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers were Dr. Caleb Bozeman, Dr. Craig Bozeman, Bubba Luther, Chris Bedgood, Mike Atkins, and Monty Atkins.

Honorary pallbearers were Gene Long, Terry Chandler and Bobby Gates.

Online messages of condolence may be posted at www.southernfuneralhome.com.

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